Carlyle House

  • ADDRESS:
  • 121 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 549-2997
  • Details

    A Georgian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of one man and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot.

    The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs.

    Hours:

    • Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Sunday: 12 noon-4 p.m.
    • Tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4 p.m.
  • Events

    Carlyle’s Perfectly Paired…

    What goes better with wine than chocolate? Join Potomac Chocolate on the Magnolia Terrace for an…

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    Hands on History Tent

    • June 15, 2019

    Join Carlyle House for our annual Hands on History Tent event. This year, our activities will be…

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    Huzzah Alexandria! Huzzah NOVA…

    In July 1749, the town of Alexandria was founded. Included on the board of trustees was John…

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    Read, See, Do

    Every Monday in July, starting on July 8th, Carlyle House and Alexandria Library are teaming up…

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    Beyond Paper and Stone

    At Beyond Paper and Stone, staff of the Carlyle House would like to share our love of the…

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