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The “Grandest Congress” at Carlyle House Historic Park
On April 13, 1755, Carlyle House hosted the “Grandest Congress.” Over 200 years later, visitors to the Carlyle House will experience this event firsthand. Visit the Carlyle House Historic Park on Saturday, April 14th from noon to 4 p.m. for costumed re-enactors representing General Braddock and the five colonial governors as well as John and Sarah Carlyle. British soldiers, house servants, and prominent
The Carlyle House, completed in 1753 by British merchant Colonel John Carlyle interprets the lifestyle of an elite 18th-century
General Braddock had been sent to the colonies to oversee the escalating war with
Alexandrians never forgot Braddock’s visit and for many years afterward Colonel John Carlyle’s home was remembered as the “Braddock House.”
On Saturday April 14th step back in time to this historic moment. Visitors can inspect the troops as they drill on the front lawn of the house. Peek in on the meeting inside and enjoy the sights and smells of 18th-century style food being prepared for a grand dinner for Braddock and the governors. Costumed interpreters will be on site to answer your questions.
For more information about this event please contact Carlyle House at 703-549-2997 or e-mail: email@example.com