Victorian Christmas (Courtesy Photo)

Visitors to the Fee-Fendall House Museum & Garden will experience a Victorian Christmas during this family-friendly holiday event. The house will be decorated for the season and there will be holiday crafts, photographs with Santa, seasonal treats, story time, an antique toy exhibit and more! Guests may also browse our gift shop and do some last-minute holiday shopping.

Sessions take place at Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.. Tickets are $12 for children (ages 1-12) and $8 for adults and children over 12. Infants (1 and under) are free. Advance tickets are strongly recommended as space is limited; click here for tickets

The Lee-Fendall House was built when, in 1784, General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Revolutionary War hero and father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, sold the lot at the corner of Oronoco Street to his cousin Philip Richard Fendall for £300. The following spring, Fendall began construction of the wood frame house that would, over the course of the next 118 years, serve as home to over thirty-seven members of the Lee family. The history of the house did not come to an end with the departure of the last member of the Lee family in 1903. Robert Downham, a prominent Alexandria haberdasher and liquor purveyor, resided with his family in this house for the next thirty-one years. In 1937, Downham conveyed the house to John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, and one of the most powerful and controversial labor leaders in American history. Lewis lived in this house until his death in 1969. Today, Lee-Fendall opens its doors to visitors from around the world as a historic house museum.

Dec 15, 2018
The Lee-Fendall House
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