The Lee-Fendall House is a family home, located in Old Town, Alexandria. Since its construction in 1785, the house has served as home to 37 members of the Lee family (1785-1903), hundreds of Union soldiers (1863-1865), the prominent Downham family (1903-1937) and powerful labor leader John L. Lewis (1937-1969). Guided by its 1852 inventory, the house is interpreted as a Lee home of the 1850-1870 period.
An award-winning half-acre garden complements the Lee-Fendall House, including a rose garden, herb garden, English boxwoods and more.
Guided tours are available Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are offered at the top of each hour, with the final tour of the day beginning at 3 p.m.
The house is occasionally closed during posted museum hours for private functions. Please check the Events page of our website for our calendar of events and rentals to help you plan your visit.