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Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours 2013

An Old Town Christmas Tradition


Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours 2013
Photo © Office of Historic Alexandria

See historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Four of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests and open their doors for the festive Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour program. This traditional holiday event features period music, seasonal decorations and special costumed tours. This year’s tour will include Carlyle House Historic Park, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Lee-Fendall House and Old Presbyterian Meeting House.

Tour highlights include Carlyle House’s display of seasonal greens and musicians who will perform period music as the house is prepared for an 18th-century holiday celebration. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, sip hot cider while you listen to the caroling of Singers West (West Potomac High School) and learn 18th century dancing from the Living History Foundation - a unique historical experience you can only have at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. For the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas, the Lee-Fendall House will feature elegant 19th century decorations such as the kissing ball and wreathing, costumed tours, and live piano and choral performances. The Old Presbyterian Meeting House will welcome guests to its elegant and historic candle-lit sanctuary, decorated with holiday greenery.

The tour is self-guided, and the sites may be visited in any order. A free shuttle service will link the sites.

Tour Dates and Times

December 14-15, 2013, Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m.


Ticket prices are $20 for adult and $15 for seniors, $5 for children (ages 6-17). You may purchase tickets here or call (703) 838-4242.

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