Carlyle House Historic Park

Carlyle House Historic Park Carlyle House Historic Park, built in 1753, was the home of merchant and town founder John Carlyle. Today, the museum interprets colonial life through tours, events and educational programs.Visit your other regional parks at www.nvrpa.org!
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Operating as usual

Looking for some safe and interesting ways to spend the next two Sundays? We have some great programming!Next Sunday (No...
11/08/2020

Looking for some safe and interesting ways to spend the next two Sundays? We have some great programming!

Next Sunday (November 15th) join staff at 11am for our Tell Me Your Name program that looks at our 18th century history through the eyes of the Enslaved community at Carlyle House. $10 per person

On, Sunday (November 22nd) at 3:30pm join staff on a 1.5 hour walking tour of Alexandria looking at the life of James Green and his family. $15 per person.

Tickets available on our website. Reservations are required as space is limited. COVID-19 procedures will be in place for all programming

#novemberprograms #tellingthewholestory #fallprograms #education #learningisfun #visitalexva #dchousemuseum

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the exterior and interior of Carlyle House? Join us next Thursday, November 12t...
11/05/2020

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the exterior and interior of Carlyle House? Join us next Thursday, November 12th at 5:30pm for our Carlyle House Architecture Tour. Reservations are require due to limited space. Tickets are $10 per person and are available on our website.

All COVID-19 procedures will be in place during this tour.

#architecture #Georgian #18thcentury #restoration

Can you believe it's already November!! We've got some great programs this month that you can take advantage of. All pro...
11/01/2020

Can you believe it's already November!! We've got some great programs this month that you can take advantage of. All programs follow COVID-19 procedures. Reservations are required for all programming due to limited space. Tickets can be bought via our website

Carlyle House Architecture Tour: Thurs, Nov 12th (5:30pm) $10 per person
Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour: Sat, Nov 14th (10am) $15 per person
Tell Me Your Name: Sun, Nov 15th (11am) $10 per person
Legacy of the Green Cabinetmakers Walking Tour: Sun, Nov 22nd (3:30pm) $15 per person

#learningfun #architecture #visitalx #alexandriaarchitecture #walkingtours #jamesgreenfurnitunre #tellingthewholestory

Happy Halloween!! Don't forget that we have two great FREE and SAFE program this afternoon for families!Bring all the wh...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween!!

Don't forget that we have two great FREE and SAFE program this afternoon for families!

Bring all the whole T-Rex family from 3-4pm to join in our the roaring contest, T-Rex parade, and T-Rex race and more!

Starting at 4pm, we'll have regular Trick or Treating until 6pm. Come and safely grab a bag of candy.

#halloween2020 #trickortreat #halloween #safeandfun #trex

Are you looking for safe ways to celebrate Halloween tomorrow? Carlyle House has two great events tomorrow--T-Rex meet-u...
10/30/2020

Are you looking for safe ways to celebrate Halloween tomorrow? Carlyle House has two great events tomorrow--T-Rex meet-up and *Trick or Treating. Please stop by for some Halloween fun!

*Treats will be distributed in individual bags under adult supervision.

Are you ready for some whacky (and safe) Halloween fun?Join us at Carlyle House in your best T-Rex costume on the front ...
10/28/2020

Are you ready for some whacky (and safe) Halloween fun?

Join us at Carlyle House in your best T-Rex costume on the front lawn of Carlyle House for some great photo ops, line dancing, a small parade around the block and a roaring contest!. And of course, we will have individual bags of treats for participating dinosaurs!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 3PM-4PM

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #halloween2020 #carlylehouse #novaparks

Reminder! We're open today, October 26th, from 10am-4pm for our regular house tours. Tours are on the hour and are about...
10/26/2020

Reminder! We're open today, October 26th, from 10am-4pm for our regular house tours. Tours are on the hour and are about 45 minutes long. All COVID-19 procedures will be in place during these tours.

$5 adults (Ages 13 and over), $3 children (Ages 5-12), and free for children under the age of 5.
#mondays #historichouse #visitalx #housetours #historyisfun

This Friday's (Oct 30th) Death Comes to Carlyle House is SOLD OUT! The 8pm on the 31st is also Sold Out. There is a tick...
10/25/2020

This Friday's (Oct 30th) Death Comes to Carlyle House is SOLD OUT!

The 8pm on the 31st is also Sold Out. There is a ticket left for the 6pm tour and 3 tickets for the 7pm. Make sure to grab your ticket before we're completely sold out! Tickets are available on our website.

#deathcomestocarlylehouse #halloween #fallprograms #eveningtours #18thcenturymourning

Don't forget that we're open this Monday, October 26th for tours! Tours will run on the top of the hour from 10am until ...
10/24/2020

Don't forget that we're open this Monday, October 26th for tours! Tours will run on the top of the hour from 10am until 4pm.

$5 adult (13 and over), $3 children (6-12) and free for children under 5.

#historyisfun #housemuseum #tours #openmondays

Another gorgeous fall afternoon complete with a “first look” in the gazebo!
10/24/2020

Another gorgeous fall afternoon complete with a “first look” in the gazebo!

We're a week out from Halloween! We've got a ton of safe and fun activities throughout the day and evening. All COVID-19...
10/24/2020

We're a week out from Halloween! We've got a ton of safe and fun activities throughout the day and evening. All COVID-19 procedures will be in place

3pm-4pm T-Rex Meet Up (Free!)
4pm-6pm Trick or Treat (Free!)
6pm-8pm Death Comes to Carlyle House ($10pp, tickets available on our website)

#funactivites #halloween #halloween2020 #visitalx #candyfordays #trexmeetup

This Saturday's (October 24th) weather is looking perfect for our Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour at 10...
10/22/2020

This Saturday's (October 24th) weather is looking perfect for our Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour at 10am. We still have a few tickets available on our website!

#walkingtour #discoveringalexandrianstreets #architecture #visitalx #fallprograms

Happy 259th Anniversary to John Carlyle and Sybil West! The following was recorded in the family bible (where the green ...
10/22/2020

Happy 259th Anniversary to John Carlyle and Sybil West! The following was recorded in the family bible (where the green mark is on the photograph)

"The above named John Carlyle married a Second Time with Sibyl West the Daughter of Mr. Hugh West deced, the 22nd of October 1761"

#weddinganniversay #carlylehistory #sybilwest

Looking for safe activities for your children on Halloween? We've got a couple of great events on October 31st! Join us ...
10/22/2020

Looking for safe activities for your children on Halloween? We've got a couple of great events on October 31st!

Join us from 3pm-4pm for a T-Rex Meet up and participate in T-Rex races and parade. Then from 4pm-6pm we'll have individual candy bags for children to collection.

All COVID-19 procedures will be in place and both events are free!

#halloween #free #trexsunite #funacitivies #visitalx #candyfordays #plentyofroom

We're excited to announce that we'll open the last Monday in both October and November for regular house tours! Join us ...
10/20/2020

We're excited to announce that we'll open the last Monday in both October and November for regular house tours! Join us this Monday, October 26th from 10am-4pm. Tours are on the hour and are about 45 minutes long. All COVID-19 procedures will be in place during these tours.

$5 adults (Ages 13 and over), $3 children (Ages 5-12), and free for children under the age of 5.

#mondays #historichouse #visitalx #housetours #historyisfun

Are you already looking forward to the weekend? Are you looking for a safe option to get outside and enjoy a beautiful F...
10/20/2020

Are you already looking forward to the weekend? Are you looking for a safe option to get outside and enjoy a beautiful Fall day?

Join us at Carlyle House Historic Park on Saturday, Sept. 24th for our Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour!

(Photo taken pre-pandemic. We will be wearing masks and social distancing.)

For more information: http://ow.ly/7pIK50BXL7P

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #visitalexandria #architecture #getoutside #carlylehousehistoricpark #novaparks

Looking for safe and fun activities this weekend? There still are spots for the following programs. Please note that res...
10/19/2020

Looking for safe and fun activities this weekend? There still are spots for the following programs. Please note that reservations are required as space is limited. All programs follow COVID-19 procedures. Tickets can be found through our events website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

Raiding Carlyle’s Closet Thursday, 22nd (6-8pm) $15
Discovering Alexandria Architecture Tour: Saturday, 24th (10am) $15

Are you looking for a safe way to spend a few hours on Sunday? Do you love Old Town Alexandria?Join us at Carlyle House ...
10/17/2020

Are you looking for a safe way to spend a few hours on Sunday? Do you love Old Town Alexandria?

Join us at Carlyle House Historic Park on Sunday, October 18th at 3:30 PM for a walking tour to learn about prominent James Green and his family’s prominent life here in Alexandria.

Reserve now: http://ow.ly/7whD50BUKXB

#happinesshere #visitalexandria #getoutdoors #walkinghistory #carlylehouse #novaparks

Did you ever wonder how mourning practices changed from the 18th century to the 19th century? What practices stayed the ...
10/15/2020

Did you ever wonder how mourning practices changed from the 18th century to the 19th century? What practices stayed the same? Our friends at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden are having their annual Grief and Ghosts Tours the last two weekends of October which looks at Victorian mourning practices.

Our October 23rd tours are full but we still have spots on October 30th and 31st. Both tours require reservations as our space is limited. Travel through time and see what mourning traditions stayed over the two centuries and if we still carry some over to today. Tickets are available on our individual websites.

We still have a few spots open for Friday, October 16th's Death Comes To Carlyle House.Groups are limited to 3 people pe...
10/15/2020

We still have a few spots open for Friday, October 16th's Death Comes To Carlyle House.

Groups are limited to 3 people per timeslot to allow for social distancing and COVID safety.

Register today: http://ow.ly/WMlT50BTGcD

#happinesshere #carlylehouse #visitalexandria #novaparks

GREEN FAMILY WALKING TOURSUNDAY, OCTOBER 18  3:30 PM-5:00 PMCARLYLE HOUSEAre you looking for a safe activity to do on Su...
10/14/2020

GREEN FAMILY WALKING TOUR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
CARLYLE HOUSE

Are you looking for a safe activity to do on Sunday? Do you enjoy history?

Join us on a tour to learn about the prominent James Green and his family’s life here in Alexandria.

For more information: http://ow.ly/evMH50BSseR

#happinesshere #visitalexandria #getoutside #carlylehouse #novaparks

Looking for safe and fun activities this weekend? There still are spots for the following programs. Please note that res...
10/14/2020

Looking for safe and fun activities this weekend? There still are spots for the following programs. Please note that reservations are required as space is limited. All programs follow COVID-19 procedures. Tickets can be found through our events website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

Death Comes to Carlyle House- Friday, Oct 16th (tours at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm), $10pp
Tell Me Your Name- Saturday, Oct 17th (11am) $10pp
Green Family Walking Tour- Sunday, Oct 18th (3:30pm) $15pp

#fallprograms #walkingtours #18thcenturymourning #18thcenturytraditions #tellingthewholestory #tellingallthehistory

Looking for a spooky October outing? Join us on Friday, October 16th for our Death Comes To Carlyle House.Groups are lim...
10/13/2020

Looking for a spooky October outing?

Join us on Friday, October 16th for our Death Comes To Carlyle House.

Groups are limited to 3 people per timeslot to allow for social distancing and COVID safety.

Register today: http://ow.ly/kOVd50BRaEJ

#happinesshere #carlylehouse #visitalexandria #novaparks

Don't forget that we're open today, Monday, October 12th! Tours will be on the top of the hour from 10am-4pm and are $5 ...
10/12/2020

Don't forget that we're open today, Monday, October 12th! Tours will be on the top of the hour from 10am-4pm and are $5 per person ($3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under)

#carlylehouse #federalholiday #historyisfun #fallweather

Looking for something to do tomorrow, Monday, October 12th? We'll be open for our regular house tours 10am-4pm. Tours wi...
10/11/2020

Looking for something to do tomorrow, Monday, October 12th? We'll be open for our regular house tours 10am-4pm. Tours will be on the top of the hour and are $5 per person ($3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under)

#carlylehouse #federalholiday #historyisfun #fallweather

Another gorgeous evening for the Mourning Tour.
10/09/2020

Another gorgeous evening for the Mourning Tour.

We will be open this Monday, October 12th for our regular house tours due to the federal holiday. Tours will run from 10...
10/07/2020

We will be open this Monday, October 12th for our regular house tours due to the federal holiday. Tours will run from 10am-4pm on the top of the hour and are $5 per person ($3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under)

#carlylehouse #federalholiday #historyisfun #fallweather

We couldn't agree more! Want to see why we agree? Join us Saturday, Oct 24th at 10am for our Discovering Alexandria Arch...
10/06/2020
Alexandria Living Magazine

We couldn't agree more! Want to see why we agree? Join us Saturday, Oct 24th at 10am for our Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour.

#bestplacetoliveandwork #historyisfun #architecture

Congrats to Alexandria on this honor — again!

Do you miss heading out on the town on Thursday evenings? Are you looking for something fun and safe to do Thursday even...
10/05/2020

Do you miss heading out on the town on Thursday evenings?

Are you looking for something fun and safe to do Thursday evening?

Join us at Carlyle House this Thursday, October 8th for our Carlyle House Architecture Tour.

The groups are kept small to ensure the safety of all our guests and staff.

For more information: http://ow.ly/EEKS50BJXwk

#happinesshere #visitalexandria #architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

We are happy to announce that we've added another date to our Death Comes to Carlyle House program! In addition to the n...
10/05/2020

We are happy to announce that we've added another date to our Death Comes to Carlyle House program! In addition to the next four Fridays, we will also be having tours on Saturday, Oct 31st. Tickets are now available for those tour times too. (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

#fallprograms #18thcenturymourning #history #visitalxva #dcmuseums #hhmc

Feeling the need to get out and do something this week that's safe? We have 2 great programs happening! Join site manage...
10/05/2020

Feeling the need to get out and do something this week that's safe? We have 2 great programs happening!

Join site manager, Andrea Tracey, on Thursday, Oct 8th at 5:30pm for our Carlyle Architecture Tour. Then join us again Friday evening for our Death Comes to Carlyle House tours happening at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Tickets can be bought through our website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

#fallprograms #dcmuseums #hhmc #architecture #18thcenturymourning

The weather for our first evening of Death Comes to Carlyle House tonight (10/3) is going to be perfect. We still have s...
10/02/2020

The weather for our first evening of Death Comes to Carlyle House tonight (10/3) is going to be perfect.

We still have some tickets for the 6pm & 7pm tours left. $10pp. Check out website to buy tickets and what dates we have available still.

#deathcomestocarlylrhouse #18thcenturymourning #historyprograms

It's October so that means it's time for some spooky fun!Join us at Carlyle House this Friday, October 2nd for our progr...
10/01/2020

It's October so that means it's time for some spooky fun!

Join us at Carlyle House this Friday, October 2nd for our program Death Comes to Carlyle House.

In September 1780, John Carlyle passed away and the family would have gone into mourning. Join us for an evening tour of the house to learn about death and mourning in the 18th century.

For more information: http://ow.ly/q0y650BGwVj

#spookyfun #carlylehouse #novaparks #visitalexandria

Can you believe that tomorrow is October already! We've got some great and safe programming to offer in during the month...
09/30/2020

Can you believe that tomorrow is October already! We've got some great and safe programming to offer in during the month. For more information and to buy tickets, check out our website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events). With the exception of Trick or Treat and T-Rex meeting all programs require reservations beforehand due to limited space. All COVID-19 procedures will be in place (please note all photographs were taken before 2020)

Death Comes to Carlyle House- Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th (6pm-8pm), $10pp
Carlyle House Architecture Tour- Oct 8th (5:30pm) $10pp
Tell Me Your Name- Oct 17th (11am) $10pp
Green Family Walking Tour- Oct 18th (3:30pm) $15pp
Raiding Carlyle's Closet- Oct 22nd (6-8pm) $15pp
Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour- Oct 24th (10am) $15pp
T-Rex Meet Up- Oct 31st (3-4pm) Free
Trick or Treat- Oct 31st (4-6pm) Free

#fallprograms #hhmc #dcmuseums #safetyisourpriority #museumsarefun #learningisfun #architecture #walkingtours #tellthewholestory

Are you looking for something spooky to do this Friday Night?Join us at Carlyle House Historic Park for our Death Comes ...
09/28/2020

Are you looking for something spooky to do this Friday Night?

Join us at Carlyle House Historic Park for our Death Comes to Carlyle House program. The groups are limited to 6 people to ensure a safe experience for all participants.

For more information: http://ow.ly/Ki1050BDq0I

#happinesshere #spookyoctober #carlylhouse #novaparks

Address

121 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Directions: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. Take the Blue and Yellow lines to the King Street Metro station. Pick up the free trolley at the station, which runs every 15 minutes from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Head down to Fairfax Street, the museum is 1 block up Fairfax Street going North, a block from the Ramsay House Visitor Center. If you arrive before 10:00am, take the DASH bus for $1.00. You will need to take the AT2, AT5, or AT7 via Old Town to get to ROYAL STREET. Metered and hourly street parking is available throughout Old Town, and the underground Market Square Lot provides parking at a reasonable rate just across the street from Carlyle House.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 549-2997

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Hey Carlyle House fans! Please be sure to join us for: Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace Tuesday’s 5-6pm Saturday’s 10:30-11:30am Limited space, first come first served. Please bring mat, towel and water and a scarf or bandana in case you feel like you have to cough or sneeze! $5 a class or 5 classes for $20
Carlyle House was invaded by T-Rex's tonight and we had a blast!
Photo of a girl ghost holding a poodle at the Carlyle House
History in my hood! The brain is a most remarkable human organ! Passing by a special celebration at Carlyle House Historic Park I spied some Hessian Officer's amidst the Red Coats. Curious, I went to speak with them and they greeted me auf Deutsch. I responded in kind and the gentlemen were intrigued. They began to play a song for me and asked me to accompany them. They handed me a sheet of music and I turned the page to find a song I instantly recognized and broke into song. I don't know how, I don't remember where, I only know I knew the song and they joined me. It was probably on an old record my folks would play when we lived in Germany many years ago. But the brain recalled instantly the tune....even if I couldn't recall where I put my key's to the house (they were in my pocket!!!) I recalled that song word-for-word! Thanks for the lovely remembrance Herr Ben Williams (aka Kapt'n von Huyn) Du, du liegst mir im Herzen du, du liegst mir im Sinn. Du, du machst mir viel Schmerzen, weißt nicht wie gut ich dir bin. Ja, ja, ja, ja, weißt nicht wie gut ich dir bin.
Two reasons to visit Alexandria, VA... Carlyle House Historic Park, and City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums!
Wonderful Friends of Carlyle House Annual Meeting!
The Virginia Regiment Capt.George Mercer's Company will be there on April 7th, Huzzah!
Enjoyed our visit today!
A topic that was certainly on John Carlyle's mind as a trans-Atlantic merchant!