Events schedueled for Carlyle House Historic Park

The Annual Soldier’s Christmas Open House Event

12/05/2015 01:00 PM to 12/05/2015 04:00 PM
Cost: FREE, Suggested donations of $1 are welcome

Come join us at Carlyle House for an annual holiday tradition the first Saturday in December! Step back in time to enjoy colonial life in Alexandria during the holidays at the time of the American Revolution. The Soldier's Christmas program will feature re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment.  Take part in festive activities, including live music, demonstrations of military drill, fife and drum, gaming, and cooking.  Sample historic beverages and meet the regiment's surgeon as well as men and women of the American Revolution.

The program takes place on Saturday, December 5th from 1 PM until 4 PM, immediately following the annual Scottish Walk Parade in Old Town Alexandria. “A Soldier's Christmas” is a family-friendly event and will be held on the grounds of the museum while open house tours will be offered inside Carlyle House, located at 121 N. Fairfax St. in Alexandria. FREE Admission, suggested donations of $1 are welcome.
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

Contact Details:
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).

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