Carlyle House

  • 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.


    • 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

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Open House

    • Carlyle House
    • March 3, 2018

    John Carlyle’s son-in-law, William Herbert, immigrated to America from Ireland and married Sarah…

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    Braddock's Tars: Common Sailors and…

    • Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
    • March 26, 2018

    In this lecture, Kyle Dalton will explore the lives and experiences of common sailors in the…

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    The “Grandest Congress”: The French…

    • Carlyle House
    • April 7, 2018

    Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces…

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    Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

    • Carlyle House
    • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until May 29, 2018

    After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow…

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    Carlyle House Garden Day Herb &…

    • Carlyle House
    • April 21, 2018

    Come celebrate spring with the Friends of Carlyle House’s Annual Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale…

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    Carlyle’s Perfectly Paired…

    • Carlyle House
    • May 5, 2018

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

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    Mother's Day Tea

    • Carlyle House
    • May 13, 2018

    Treat your mother, grandmother, or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea.  Relax…

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