Carlyle House Historic Park, built in 1753, was the home of merchant and town founder John Carlyle.
Happy Christmas Eve! We're closed today and tomorrow but will reopen on Monday, December the 26th.
We're hiring! Carlyle House is hiring a part-time (no benefits) Museum Supervisor position. The Museum Supervisor is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Carlyle House Museum and ensuring an engaging experience for visitors. The Supervisor is an integral part of the museum staff with opportunity to take on additional projects and tasks as skill set and interests allow. Pay rate is $15 a hour.
Learn more and apply on our website: https://www.novaparks.com/employment?p=job%2FoLcUlfwW
"When the house was silent, Marie lay awake in her bed. I better check on the Nutcracker, she thought.
She tiptoed past Uncle's old carved clock with the watchful Owl on top."
What will happen next? Find out by visiting the Carlyle House garden to read our StoryWalk®, of Jan Brett's The Nutcracker, in partnership with Old Town Books
Whether you are walking your dog or just taking a stroll through old town, come by the Carlyle House for our winter StoryWalk®! Read Jan Brett's The Nutcracker while enjoying the brisk winter weather. And a bit thank you to our partner Old Town Books for their contribution!
We're off to a wonderful start this evening. We'll be here until 8pm this evening. Then we'll be back Saturday, Dec 10th from 5pm-8pm.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Carlyle House! Join us this Friday and Saturday evening for Colonial Nights at Carlyle House: from 5pm-8pm you can see the house decorated for the holidays, learn about 18th century festivities, listen to fantastic music by Charm City Baroque, and do some holiday shopping in the museum shop.
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Just in time for the holidays we have Wassail for both Cider and Wine as well as Cacao Tea (a favorite of Martha Washington!) Stop by the museum during business hours to pick up some for your next holiday party. They also make fantastic gifts!
The museum will also be open late Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th for our Colonial Nights at Carlyle House Program.
Happy National Cookie Day! Our holiday table is decorated with a beautiful display of Gingerbread cakes. You can make your own thanks to our friends at Colonial Williamsburg Find the original Hannah Glasse recipe from 1796, as well as a modern interpretation for you to try on the Colonial Williamsburg website!
General Braddock is eyeing the dessert table that has been set out. Join us next Friday (Dec 9th) and Saturday (Dec 10th) from 5pm-8pm to learn about 18th century holiday traditions at our Colonial Nights at Carlyle House event.
Tickets can be bought online (see link in our bio)
The rain will be clearing out in time for the Scottish Walk Parade today! Join us starting at noon for our free Scottish Walk Open House. Learn about 18th century holiday traditions and do some holiday shopping in the museum shop. The museum will be open until 4pm!
Attending tomorrow's Scottish Walk Parade? Make sure to stop for our free Open House from 12pm-4pm.
On the evenings of December 9th & 10th we'll be open from 5pm-8pm for evening tours of the first floor. See the house decorated for the holidays, learn about 18th century holidays, listen to fantastic music by Charm City Baroque, and do some holiday shopping in the museum shop.
Adults (ages 13 and over): $12, Children (ages 6-12): $4
You can get tickets on our website! https://www.novaparks.com/.../carlyle-house.../events
Join us in two weeks for our Colonial Nights at Carlyle House evening program! On the evenings of December 9th & 10th we'll be open from 5pm-8pm for evening tours of the first floor. See the house decorated for the holidays, learn about 18th century holidays, listen to fantastic music by Charm City Baroque, and do some holiday shopping in the museum shop.
Adults (ages 13 and over): $12, Children (ages 6-12): $4
You can get tickets on our website! https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events
We're one week out from Alexandria's Scottish Walk Parade! After attending the parade be sure to stop by for our free Open House from 12pm-4pm.
Looking for Holiday presents but want to avoid those Black Friday crowds today? Our museum shop has something for everyone and we're open 6 days a week until Christmas Eve. The museum shop is open Monday-Saturday (closed on Wednesdays from 10am-3:30pm and Sundays 12pm-3:30pm.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are closed today (November 24th), we'll reopen Friday, November 25th at 10am.
Do you have family and friends in town for Thanksgiving this week? Be sure to stop by Carlyle House this weekend! We're closed Wednesday, November 23rd and Thursday, November 24th but we'll reopen at 10am on Friday, November 25th.
📷by Jeff Hancock
Due to ongoing improvements, the garden at Carlyle House may be closed this week. Please call us at 703.549.2997 if you have any questions, or email us at [email protected]
Don't forget to join us this evening after the Alexandria Tree Lighting! The Alexandria Choral Society will be kicking off their Snow Globe Series on our front lawn!
For more information please check out their website. https://www.alexandriachoralsociety.org/snow-globe-series-22
Attending Alexandria's Tree Lighting on Saturday? Make sure to stop by at 8pm for Alexandria Choral Society's free Snow Globe Kick-off concert. This concert will be held on our front lawn.
Visit their website https://www.alexandriachoralsociety.org/snow-globe-series-22
We are 1 week out from this year's Snow Globe concert put on by Alexandria Choral Society. Join us next Saturday, November 19th at 8pm for this free concert.
For more information visit their website: https://www.alexandriachoralsociety.org/snow-globe-series-22
It's not too early to think about the Holidays is it? Our Colonial Holidays at Carlyle House will take place a month from today!
Experience the holiday season with Carlyle House focusing on how the Carlyles and their enslaved workers observed the holidays during the 18th century. Tours offered of the first floor with timed entry on the hour and half hour.
Tickets can be found on our website https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/colonial-holiday-nights-at-carlyle-house
We're excited to be the host for Alexandria Choral Society 's Snow Globe Series on November 19th at 8pm. This free concert will start at 8pm and be in the front yard. For more information check out their website.
Sometimes you just need to arrive in style...
Our gardens are the perfect backdrop for your bridal, engagement, and family photographs this season! Professional photography sessions require a photo permit, which ensures that you do not encounter any surprises, like the gardens being closed for private events or maintenance projects.
We have two options: our single use permit is $25 for a two-hour session or, if you use our gardens all year round, we suggest our $200 annual pass which is good for 1 year from the date of purchase.
Visit our website to find the permit! https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park
📷 Sienna Turecamo Photography
Time flies when you are enjoying Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace! Thank you to everyone who joined us this 2022 season! We have the best teachers and we're looking forward to seeing everyone back for the 2023 season!
We've sent out a survey to all participants but you can also find it here: https://forms.gle/4CzevFeDnxiGice46
Happy Halloween! Thank you to everyone who came out this month for Death Comes to Carlyle House!
If you forgot to take our survey at the end of your tour or lost your funeral ticket, you can still take your survey here: https://forms.gle/upn7ZvgCyPzWULXh7
We look forward to seeing you at the house again soon!
📷by Gary Aufforth
Meow! Happy National Cat Day from Kitty Carlyle at Carlyle House Historic Park!
We still have tickets for this evening's (Oct 28th) Death Comes to Carlyle House program. We have spots on ours tours at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, & 8pm available. You can sign up online via our website, call the site (703-549-2997) or walk up!
We hope to see you this evening!
Can you already believe that we're at the end of October?! We still have some spots in our great programs this week.
It is the last week of Yoga and the weather looks perfect! Join us Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am.
We're offering our popular Tell Me Your Name program on Thursday (27th) at 5:30pm. Then Friday is the last evening of our Death Comes to Carlyle House.
Tickets and more information for all of our programs can be found on our website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)
During his lifetime, John Carlyle bought, owned, and sold over 100 enslaved individuals. Join us next Thursday (Oct 27th) at 5:30pm for our Tell Me Your Name program to learn more about these individuals and slavery in 18th century Alexandria.
Tickets are $10 per person and you can register by visiting our website. https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/tell-me-your-name-1
What do you know about 18th century mourning traditions and superstitions? We still have tickets for this Friday's Death Comes to Carlyle House. Check out our website for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Green Family was prominent in the mid-19th century for furniture. Learn more about the Green family's connection with Alexandria and their legacy on our walking tour this Saturday, October 22nd at 10am.
Tickets can be bought on our website. https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/legacy-of-green-family-cabinetmakers-walking-tour
Due to the chilly weather forecast this week, Yoga on Tuesday (Oct 18th) and Thursday (Oct 20th) will be canceled. If you are registered for either class please check your emails for information! Our next class will be Saturday, October 22nd at 10am.
Due to popular demand we've added a 6:30pm & 7:30pm tour time for our Death Comes to Carlyle House program on October 21st and 28th!
Tickets can be found on our website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/death-comes-to-carlyle-house
Due to unforeseen circumstances our Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour for this Saturday, October 15th has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Tomorrow (Oct 11th) evening's weather is looking perfect for Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace. Join us at 6pm for an hour long Vinyasa flow.
Tickets can be purchased via our website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/yoga-on-the-magnolia-terrace-3
It's going to be another great week of programming at Carlyle House! We've got Yoga 3x this week and then our second week of Death Comes to Carlyle House. Plus our brand new program: Hand brooms and History!
For more information and to register for any of these programs visit our website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events
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More info below and at https://www.alexandriachoralsociety.org/snow-globe-series-22. We'll see you there!
Join Pro Coro Alexandria, ACS's chamber ensemble, for this festive celebration of winter in Alexandria. Our second-annual Snow Globe Series is a collection of outdoor, popup-style performances around Alexandria in November and December, featuring winter- and holiday-themed repertoire.
Our first performance is next Saturday, November 19th, at the Carlyle House Historic Park, across the street from the tree lighting! Check out the event below for more information.
And if you can't make the performance at the Carlyle House, we have two more Snow Globe Series performances on November 30th and December 7th. The full schedule is below:
Saturday, November 19th, 8pm, Carlyle House Historic Park
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Wednesday, November 30th, 8pm, William Ramsay Recreation Center
Wednesday, December 7th, 8pm, Charles Houston Recreation Center
We hope to see you there!
Please come to our first concert of the Snow Globe Series on November 19th.
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