Events schedueled for Carlyle House Historic Park
Rick and crew are bunkered down in Alexandria safe from the Walkers, but for how long? The city is overrun with zombies and it is no longer safe to roam the brick lined streets of Old Town. The vaults of Carlyle House are an ideal place to hide with their impenetrable walls. Test your zombie survival skills as you navigate through our zombie filled garden to reach this safe haven. Hear tales of the origins of zombies on the battlefield, and then join the Walkers and their very lively hosts for a party on the front lawn. A ghost tour of Alexandria is also included in the price of admission. Reservations required for the tour, visit www.carlylehouse.org for ticket information.
“Double, double toil and trouble , Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” What is brewing in your pot? Come to the Carlyle House Magnolia Terrace for a spooky afternoon tea that will be sure to cast a spell on your Halloween celebrations. This afternoon of fun will include a program on "Alexandria History and Legends" and a craft for children who would like to participate. Tour the museum after the tea and learn about 18th century funeral and mourning practices in Virginia. The cost is $30 per adult and $15 for children ages 5-12. Friends of Carlyle House receive 10% off.
Do you love history? Decorative Arts? Architecture? Want to learn more about African-Americans in Alexandria in the 18th and 19th centuries? Carlyle House will start offering special guided tours to the public throughout the year. Guests will have a personalized, behind the scenes tour of the mansion with either the Curator, Director or Educator, depending on the topic.
These tours will be offered on selected weekend days. Our first “Curator’s Tour” of Carlyle House will be on Saturday, August 15th at 10am. Curator Helen Wirka will take visitors on a private tour of the museum focusing on selected objects in the collection and their history, use and how they tell the story of John Carlyle, his family and friends like George Washington. The tour will last about an hour and will take place rain or shine. Please do not bring large purses or backpacks. Tickets are $20 per person. Service fees apply if tickets are purchased online. There is a maximum capacity of 10 people per tour, and tickets may sell out.
Please purchase your ticket in advance by calling 703-549-2997 or you can click here to book now! Email with questions or call 703-549-2997. Carlyle House is accessible by riding the FREE Trolley running every 15 minutes from the King Street Metro Station, and is centrally located near several parking garages. Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Historic Park is a property of NOVA Parks. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 703-549-2997 or visit www.novaparks.com.
Carlyle House, 703-549-2997, firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to the Park: 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. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).