Last updated: 4/25/2021
Alexandria, Virginia
Street Address
614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Mailing Address
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hours
Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Adults: $7
Children (2-12): $3
Children under 2: Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Martha Withers, Executive Director
phone: 703-548-1789
Amanda Roberts, Manager of Programs & Interpretation
phone: 703-548-1789
Description

The Lee-Fendall House Museum presents the whole history of the site, from notable entrepreneurs of the late 18th century to labor leaders of the mid-20th century. The owners and the workers, enslaved and free, that gave the house its character. Come discover the Bicentennial Garden and the preserved home through tours, programs, and exhibits we discover our shared history as a community and as a nation.

Mission

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of those who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. As an educational center, the museum preserves its historic resources to promote community engagement about the relevance of the past to our present.

History

The house was built in 1785 by Philip Fendall on land purchased from his cousin, Revolutionary War hero Henry Lighthorse Lee, father of Robert E. Lee. Generations of the Lee family lived in the house until 1903, except during the years that the Union Army seized the property to use as a hospital.

Educational Programs

Programming=Focus Tours

  • Walking Tours
  • Docent Tours
  • Special Programs throughout the year.
Library

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden is owned and managed by the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation, a 5051(c)(3) educational nonprofit.

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

The Historic House requires 8 steps to access the ground floor. The garden is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Tours

he Lee-Fendall House welcomes private groups to visit the museum. Due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19, we are limiting groups to less than 10 people at this time. In addition, face masks must be worn and social distancing practiced.

In addition to regular historic tours of the house and grounds, the Lee-Fendall House also offers a variety of special topic tours and walking tours. These programs are available to private groups of 5-10 people by advance reservation. Please call (703) 548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org for more information. Full payment must be made in advance.

For Very Special Occasions

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden is available to rent for special events such as weddings, receptions, and dinner parties. Our historic site is also a wonderful setting for bridal showers, garden parties, and birthday celebrations for guests of all ages. The museum is within walking distance of several hotels and it is close to major transportation, including Reagan National Airport and Metro stations. Proceeds from our rental program support our museum programs and help preserve our beautiful house and garden.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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