The Re-enactment of John Carlyle’s 1780 Funeral and Footsteps to the Past’s Historical Haunts Tour

10/27/2012 06:00 PM to 10/27/2012 09:00 PM
Cost: $15
In the fall of 1780, Death visited Carlyle House and claimed the life of town founder John Carlyle. On Saturday, October 27th from 6 to 9 pm, step back in time and be a part of this historic funeral as you learn about mourning practices in early America. Admission includes a ghost tour of Old Town Alexandria, during which participants will visit the candlelit Carlyle House to view the coffin and pay respects to surviving family members. At 9:00 pm, join the funeral procession as mourners process with the coffin from Carlyle House and proceed south on Fairfax Street to the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. A short 18th-century benediction and blessing will be held in the Meeting House followed by a mock internment at John Carlyle’s lantern-lit grave in the cemetery. The Historical Haunt Tour will be offered every 15 minutes beginning at 6:15 pm with the last tour at 8:15 pm. Tours will start at Market Square at the corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets. Please call Alexandria’s Footsteps to the Past at 703-683-3451 to purchase your ticket: $15 per person. For those who wish to only visit Carlyle House Museum for the Death and Mourning program, the cost is $5 per person and these tickets can be purchased at the museum. Reservations are recommended for the historical haunt tour and funeral package.

Contact Details:
Carlyle House Historic Park, 703-549-2997 carlyle@nvrpa.org