Carlyle House

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


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

    Spirits of Carlyle House

    Carlyle House’s long and diverse history is full of truths, myths, and rumours that makes it one…

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    Discovering Alexandria Architecture…

    Alexandria has grown from a small town in the 18th century to a bustling small city in the 21st…

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    Soul Food Saturdays

    Two local businesses are coming together to share a bite of American history-- and you’re invited…

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    Carlyle House at 45: Hidden House…

    With the destruction of the Mansion House Hotel in the 1970s and an extensive restoration by NOVA…

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    Carlyle House: "Discovery Through Trash" Video Series

    • Valid: Starting Mar 23, 2020
    • Categories: ALX at Home - Attractions

    Tune in as Carlyle House's resident educator leads a brand-new "Discovery Through Trash" video… more

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