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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CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOURTHURSDAY, MAY 13  5:30 PM-6:30 PMJoin us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely foc...
05/12/2021

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/AW1k50EL8Q2

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/AW1k50EL8Q2

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

We have three great events this week at Carlyle House Historic Park!✔️Carlyle House Architecture Tour--Register here: ht...
05/10/2021

We have three great events this week at Carlyle House Historic Park!

✔️Carlyle House Architecture Tour--Register here: http://ow.ly/SLq250EJ5mz
✔️Pillars to Pavers: Register here: http://ow.ly/3nPY50EJ6kE
✔️Tell Me Your Name Register here: http://ow.ly/vvQ350EJ6nC

#may2021 #springprograms #carlylehouse #novaparks

We have three great events this week at Carlyle House Historic Park!

✔️Carlyle House Architecture Tour--Register here: http://ow.ly/SLq250EJ5mz
✔️Pillars to Pavers: Register here: http://ow.ly/3nPY50EJ6kE
✔️Tell Me Your Name Register here: http://ow.ly/vvQ350EJ6nC

#may2021 #springprograms #carlylehouse #novaparks

05/10/2021

Carlyle House Historic Park will be closed for maintenance on Monday, May 10 through Tuesday May 11.

05/07/2021

Carlyle House will be closed through Sunday, May 9th due to maintenance. The Mother's Day Tea will occur as scheduled.

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!Tickets: http://ow.ly/NKtX50EHlau#spring2021 #...
05/07/2021

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/NKtX50EHlau

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/NKtX50EHlau

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Reason #18There are many things to love about Carlyle House, but my favorite is the warm community there. Everyone at th...
05/07/2021

Reason #18

There are many things to love about Carlyle House, but my favorite is the warm community there. Everyone at the house, from the director through to the most occasional volunteer, is passionate about history, heritage, and integrity. This bond not only made Carlyle House a great place to work, but also makes it a great place to visit. The passion, determination, and kindness of the team truly shows in every program and tour.

~Lee R. (Former Museum Supervisor)

(Please note these photographs are pre-COVID)

#45thanniversary #carlylehouse #reasonswelovethisplace #thisplacematters #musuemlove

05/07/2021

Carlyle House will be closed today, Friday, May 07, 2021 for maintenance.

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOURTHURSDAY, MAY 13  5:30 PM-6:30 PMJoin us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely foc...
05/06/2021

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/m0dX50EGyt0

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/m0dX50EGyt0

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!Tickets: http://ow.ly/G3S050EFoZ7#spring2021 #...
05/05/2021

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/G3S050EFoZ7

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/G3S050EFoZ7

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

We're so excited to team up with Historic Alexandria, VA and Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden for #HistoricPreservation...
05/05/2021
Historic Preservation Month 2021

We're so excited to team up with Historic Alexandria, VA and Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden for #HistoricPreservationMonth this May!

May is Historic Preservation Month. This year, Historic Alexandria and its partners are focusing on Equity in Preservation.

Start National Preservation Month off right by joining us and @leefendallhousemuseum for our annual Pillars to Pavers Wa...
04/30/2021

Start National Preservation Month off right by joining us and @leefendallhousemuseum for our annual Pillars to Pavers Walking Tour tomorrow, May 1st at 10am. Can't make it tomorrow? We'll be hosting these popular walking tours every Saturday in May! Be sure to grab your tickets now before we sell out, we won't be selling tickets at the door.

All tours starts at Lee-Fendal House Museum. Tickets can be bought below. Have questions? Call us at 703-548-1789
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pillars-to-pavers-preservation-in-alexandria-tickets-145562969761?aff=ebdssbeac

Start National Preservation Month off right by joining us and @leefendallhousemuseum for our annual Pillars to Pavers Walking Tour tomorrow, May 1st at 10am. Can't make it tomorrow? We'll be hosting these popular walking tours every Saturday in May! Be sure to grab your tickets now before we sell out, we won't be selling tickets at the door.

All tours starts at Lee-Fendal House Museum. Tickets can be bought below. Have questions? Call us at 703-548-1789
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pillars-to-pavers-preservation-in-alexandria-tickets-145562969761?aff=ebdssbeac

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!Tickets: http://ow.ly/UhVW50EBFlV#spring2021 #...
04/30/2021

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/UhVW50EBFlV

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/UhVW50EBFlV

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Reason #17"I love Carlyle House not just because it's a beautiful building, but for the events held there for the commun...
04/30/2021

Reason #17

"I love Carlyle House not just because it's a beautiful building, but for the events held there for the community. I can't wait for the warmer weather to participate in the outdoor yoga classes."

~Shannon A (@jlwdc volunteer)

(Please note this photograph is pre-COVID)
#45thanniversary #carlylehouse #reasonswelovethisplace #thisplacematters #musuemlove

Reason #17

"I love Carlyle House not just because it's a beautiful building, but for the events held there for the community. I can't wait for the warmer weather to participate in the outdoor yoga classes."

~Shannon A (@jlwdc volunteer)

(Please note this photograph is pre-COVID)
#45thanniversary #carlylehouse #reasonswelovethisplace #thisplacematters #musuemlove

04/30/2021

Please note: Carlyle House will be closed Monday, May 3-Tuesday May 4 for continued maintenance.

Tomorrow is the last day you can register for Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea!Can't make the tea but still want to spoi...
04/29/2021

Tomorrow is the last day you can register for Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea!

Can't make the tea but still want to spoil Mom? Tomorrow is also the last day of our tea boxes to go sets.

Register or buy today: http://ow.ly/TJ1L50EB2nJ

#mothersday2021 #mothers #tea #chocolate #carlylehouse #novaparks

04/29/2021

Please note: Carlyle House will be closed today, Thursday, April 29th, for continued maintenance.

Can you believe that May 1st is this Saturday? Make sure you sign up for some of our great programs including Pillars to...
04/28/2021

Can you believe that May 1st is this Saturday? Make sure you sign up for some of our great programs including Pillars to Pavers Walking that we do with @leefendallhousemuseum in honor of National Preservation Month.

Tickets for all programs can be found on our website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events

#mayprograms #springtime🌸 #nationalpreservationmonth #outdoorprograms #walkingtours #tellingallthestories #yoga #yogaforbeginngers

Can you believe that May 1st is this Saturday? Make sure you sign up for some of our great programs including Pillars to Pavers Walking that we do with @leefendallhousemuseum in honor of National Preservation Month.

Tickets for all programs can be found on our website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events

#mayprograms #springtime🌸 #nationalpreservationmonth #outdoorprograms #walkingtours #tellingallthestories #yoga #yogaforbeginngers

YUM...just look at all these goodies in Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea Box!This is the last week we will be accepting ...
04/27/2021

YUM...just look at all these goodies in Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea Box!

This is the last week we will be accepting orders so order soon and give Mom a treat she surely will LOVE. ❤️❤️❤️
The Spice & Tea Exchange Firehook

Order today: http://ow.ly/Q6Im50Ez3bm

#yum #tea #mothersday #showmomlove #carlylehouse #novaparks

YUM...just look at all these goodies in Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea Box!

This is the last week we will be accepting orders so order soon and give Mom a treat she surely will LOVE. ❤️❤️❤️
The Spice & Tea Exchange Firehook

Order today: http://ow.ly/Q6Im50Ez3bm

#yum #tea #mothersday #showmomlove #carlylehouse #novaparks

Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea settings are quickly filling up! Register soon so you won't miss out on this unique opp...
04/26/2021

Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea settings are quickly filling up!

Register soon so you won't miss out on this unique opportunity to spoil your Mom on Mother's Day!

Register: http://ow.ly/p8Ss50Ey0JL

#mothersdaytea #mothersday2021 #spoilyourmom #tea #carlylehouse #novaparks

Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea settings are quickly filling up!

Register soon so you won't miss out on this unique opportunity to spoil your Mom on Mother's Day!

Register: http://ow.ly/p8Ss50Ey0JL

#mothersdaytea #mothersday2021 #spoilyourmom #tea #carlylehouse #novaparks

We are thrilled to be carrying Pawfectly Delicious Dog Treats in our Museum Shop! They are a great nonprofit and we are ...
04/26/2021

We are thrilled to be carrying Pawfectly Delicious Dog Treats in our Museum Shop! They are a great nonprofit and we are glad to support them AND give our dog loving supporters a way to support them and Carlyle House at the same time! Stop in to get your treats today!

We made our first delivery to the John Carlyle House Historic Park today in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The Carlyle House welcome both two and four-legged visitors and will sell our treats in their gift shop. Thank you to the staff at the Carlyle House for choosing to support our mission. #carlylehousehistoricpark #alexandria #alexandriava #pawfectlydeliciousdogtreats #nonprofitorganization #supportlocal

04/26/2021

Please note: Carlyle House will be closed April 27 for continued maintenance.

Reason #16Carlyle House was my second home for three years. Every day spent there was a different, enlightening experien...
04/23/2021

Reason #16

Carlyle House was my second home for three years. Every day spent there was a different, enlightening experience full of interactions with the public, staff, volunteers, and the collections. One of my absolute favorite things about Carlyle House though was Halloween. The house has a certain spooky vibe that lent itself incredibly well to Halloween programs. I felt as if I could embrace that and stretch my creative legs a bit to bring Halloween programming to life there. Without having the amazing backdrop that was Carlyle House, the Halloween programs would have never been the same. All of the history and supernatural stories that surround the site really played into the programs, whether it was zombies or horror movies on the terrace. Carlyle House brought Halloween and all of the feelings that surround the holiday to life for those few nights each year, really cementing the experiences as some of my favorites for my favorite holiday.

~Allie K. (former Educator)

(Please note these photographs are pre-COVID)

#45thanniversary #carlylehouse #reasonswelovethisplace #thisplacematters #musuemlove

Remembering Joseph McCoy: Lynched in Alexandria on April 23, 1897The Carlyle House is lit in purple tonight - April 22 -...
04/23/2021

Remembering Joseph McCoy: Lynched in Alexandria on April 23, 1897
The Carlyle House is lit in purple tonight - April 22 - to remember African American Joseph McCoy, who on this night, was arrested without a warrant and held in a cell at the Police Station at Alexandria City Hall. Directly across from Carlyle House. A mob of approximately 500 people broke through the police stations doors after midnight; forcibly took McCoy and dragged him across Fairfax Street. He was beaten, shot, and hung from a lamppost at the southeast corner of Cameron and Lee streets.

Remembering Joseph McCoy: Lynched in Alexandria on April 23, 1897
The Carlyle House is lit in purple tonight - April 22 - to remember African American Joseph McCoy, who on this night, was arrested without a warrant and held in a cell at the Police Station at Alexandria City Hall. Directly across from Carlyle House. A mob of approximately 500 people broke through the police stations doors after midnight; forcibly took McCoy and dragged him across Fairfax Street. He was beaten, shot, and hung from a lamppost at the southeast corner of Cameron and Lee streets.

We can't get over how fantastic tonight's tea box looks! We're so excited to be partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange...
04/22/2021

We can't get over how fantastic tonight's tea box looks!

We're so excited to be partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange and Firehook for tonight’s program and our Mother's Day programs.

To learn more about our Mother's Day programs check out our website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

#eatdrinkshoplocal #supportlocal #visitalx #carlylehouse #partnershipsrock

We can't get over how fantastic tonight's tea box looks!

We're so excited to be partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange and Firehook for tonight’s program and our Mother's Day programs.

To learn more about our Mother's Day programs check out our website (https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events)

#eatdrinkshoplocal #supportlocal #visitalx #carlylehouse #partnershipsrock

Only two more weeks until Mother's Day? How are you going to spoil the special Mom in your life?We’re partnering with Th...
04/21/2021

Only two more weeks until Mother's Day? How are you going to spoil the special Mom in your life?

We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria as well as @Firehook in Alexandria to celebrate those special ladies in our lives.

Spaces are filling up so make your reservation soon!

More information:
https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events

#MothersDay #MothersDay2021 #mothersdaytea #mom #carlylehosue #novaparks

Only two more weeks until Mother's Day? How are you going to spoil the special Mom in your life?

We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria as well as @Firehook in Alexandria to celebrate those special ladies in our lives.

Spaces are filling up so make your reservation soon!

More information:
https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events

#MothersDay #MothersDay2021 #mothersdaytea #mom #carlylehosue #novaparks

Do you love history? Do you enjoy working with the public? We're looking to add to our wonderful Museum Supervisor Team!...
04/21/2021

Do you love history? Do you enjoy working with the public? We're looking to add to our wonderful Museum Supervisor Team! Check out the link below to learn more about the position and how to apply!

https://www.novaparks.com/about/employment?p=job%2FoPOgffwS

Do you love history? Do you enjoy working with the public? We're looking to add to our wonderful Museum Supervisor Team! Check out the link below to learn more about the position and how to apply!

https://www.novaparks.com/about/employment?p=job%2FoPOgffwS

April is Virginia Garden month! Many historic house museums have recreated gardens on their grounds. How do sites choose...
04/20/2021

April is Virginia Garden month! Many historic house museums have recreated gardens on their grounds. How do sites choose what is appropriate for these gardens? Join Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, virtually for a presentation about historic house gardens.

More info: http://ow.ly/7yn150Etqad

#virginiagardenmonth #historicgardens #carlylehouse #novaparks

April is Virginia Garden month! Many historic house museums have recreated gardens on their grounds. How do sites choose what is appropriate for these gardens? Join Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, virtually for a presentation about historic house gardens.

More info: http://ow.ly/7yn150Etqad

#virginiagardenmonth #historicgardens #carlylehouse #novaparks

Spoil your Mom or Grandma this year with a tea box she’ll love. We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange as well a...
04/20/2021

Spoil your Mom or Grandma this year with a tea box she’ll love. We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange as well as Firehook Bakery in Alexandria to celebrate those special ladies in our lives.

Buy: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/activity/search/detail/4778?onlineSiteId=0&locale=en-US&from_original_cui=true

#motherday2021 #spoilyourmom #carlylehouse #novaparks

Spoil your Mom or Grandma this year with a tea box she’ll love. We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange as well as Firehook Bakery in Alexandria to celebrate those special ladies in our lives.

Buy: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/activity/search/detail/4778?onlineSiteId=0&locale=en-US&from_original_cui=true

#motherday2021 #spoilyourmom #carlylehouse #novaparks

Yesterday was perfect weather for our gardener and gardening volunteers to remove some English Ivy and transplanting som...
04/19/2021

Yesterday was perfect weather for our gardener and gardening volunteers to remove some English Ivy and transplanting some St. John's Wort whose garden bed is being repurposed.

#springtime #carlylegardens #gardening #alltheflowers #lookatthatdogwood

04/19/2021

Please note: Carlyle House will be closed April 19-20 for continued maintenance.

Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year but we are happy to offer two seatings for a socially distant tea on the...
04/18/2021

Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year but we are happy to offer two seatings for a socially distant tea on the Magnolia Terrace.

We’re partnering with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria as well as @Firehook in Alexandria to celebrate those special ladies in our lives.

Spaces will fill up fast so make your reservation today! Registration ends April 30th.

Reservations: http://ow.ly/Cc6l50Empxl

#happinesshere #mothersday2021 #mothersdaytea #carlylehouse #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

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 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!