Carlyle House Historic Park invites you to “Sarah’s Stories” a monthly program featuring educator-led readings of 18th century history-themed books for children and their guardians. Guardians are expected to stay throughout the duration of the program. This program is geared towards children ages 3-6 but all are welcome. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.
4th Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. $3 per child, free to Friends of Carlyle House members. For more information about this event please call 703-549-2997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The historic Carlyle House was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his bride, Sarah Fairfax of Belvoir, member of one of the most prestigious families in colonial Virginia. Their home quickly became a center of social and political life in Alexandria and gained a foothold in history when British General Braddock made the mansion his headquarters in 1755. Braddock summoned five colonial governors to meet there to plan the early campaigns of the French and Indian War.
On the National Register of Historic Places, Carlyle House is architecturally unique in Alexandria as the only stone, 18th-century Palladian-style house. Daily tours of the house, programs for schoolchildren, special events, exhibits and lectures explore the life and times of John Carlyle in pre-Revolutionary Alexandria. The site may be rented in the evenings for private functions and weddings.
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Location: Carlyle House is located in Old Town Alexandria across from City Hall.
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