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Lee-Fendall House

614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-1789
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
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The Lee-Fendall House, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a showcase of American history. Since its construction in 1785, the house has served as home to thirty-seven members of the Lee family, hundreds of convalescing Union soldiers during the American Civil War, Alexandria’s locally prominent Downham family, and one of our nation’s most controversial and significant 20th century labor leaders, John L. Lewis.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is a great illustration of the wealth and influence of the early, wealthy, settlers and their role in shaping the country of today. The different powerful families occupying the house were very influential in politics and trade and have many illustrious characters in...More

Thank Silver70s
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Dosents were very knowledgeable. As an Energy Engineer I am always interested in the infrastructure upgrades to historic old buildings. They let me see the boiler! Very cool, Thank You!

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the house while we were waiting for our hotel room to get ready. We lucked out that they had tours that day. From the info I found, tours are only offered Saturdays and Sundays and if there aren't any special events going...More

Thank Susan T
CCBFStrasburg_VA, General Manager at Lee-Fendall House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit of the Lee-Fendall House and recommend it to others! Our hours of operation are Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Guided tours are offered on the hour. Advance tickets are only...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I was quite amazed at the preservation of a house that is as old as our Constitution. For $5 you get a 30-35 minute tour and history of the home and the Lee family. It is a short walk from the metro and downtown. The...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I wanted to tour this place. After visiting Christ Church, I walked to the home only to find a sign saying " Closed for Easter Egg Hunt" . I then walked for about 10-15 minutes to Old Town.More

Thank teresa3000
Lee-Fendall, Manager at Lee-Fendall House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We are sorry you were not able to tour the house during your visit. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt requires the help of all our staff and volunteers which means we are not able to give regular tours during that event. We encourage visitors to...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Lee-Fendall House is located several blocks north of downtown Alexandria, and is a worthy and well-kept secret destination for Civil War fans. General Lee grew up here in grand style. The house and grounds are large, nicely maintained and give a glimpse of what...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This house is nice and pretty big. It gives you a look into the architecture and the way people of that time decorated. And the history is nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I wish I had had the same experience as so many others who have left reviews for this attraction, but, due entirely to the tour guide, I came away incredibly disappointed. From the moment he opened the door and barked at us "Five dollars each,"...More

2  Thank harpercl
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Came for a wedding reception, and it was great! Very nice, old historical building, great garden and yard area. Well located with parking and easy setup. Had a large tent and full meal service. Lots of trees and great weather! Plenty of room for lots...More

1  Thank bahutch
Reviewed 15 December 2015

the house is set in the 1920s and is a real visit to a past era with charm and elegance, it ls a little out of the way from the main street, king street, but worth the jog

Thank drudol
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