Travel Back to 18th-Century Virginia with a Visit to the Carlyle House

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Carlyle House in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Built in the 1700s, this magnificently crafted stone mansion was home to John Carlyle, the founder of Alexandria.

Take a tour to see the mansion come to life. Docents and actors lead you through the home portraying scenes from its’ history, from John Carlyle himself to his slaves in the garden and the kitchen. This peek into daily life in the 1700s and 1800s is a real historical eye-opener for many visitors. The tour comes with rave reviews from locals and visitors alike.

A great perk is the affordable price tag for entry, so bring the whole family. Children under 5 visit free, ages 6-12 are $3, and over 13 is just $5. If you’re a history buff and think you’ll be visiting more than once, consider purchasing a membership, which provides free admission, discounts, and invites to members-only events and exhibits.

Carlyle House
121 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-2997

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