Events

Mar 2

Home with the Herberts

John Carlyle’s son-in-law, William Herbert, immigrated to America from Ireland and married Sarah Carlyle. He became an influential merchant, banker, and politician in Alexandria, resigning as Mayor on the eve of the War of 1812. Step back in time to see what life was like in the 19th century in Alexandria, and to learn more about this part of Carlyle’s family life.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
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Apr 6

The “Grandest Congress”: The French and Indian War in Alexandria

Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America, landed in Alexandria on March 26th to assume command of all North American military forces.  He lodged at the grandest dwelling in town, Carlyle House. While staying at Carlyle House, Braddock convened a meeting of five colonial governors.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
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May 4

Carlyle’s Perfectly Paired Chocolate & Wine Tasting

What goes better with wine than chocolate? Join Potomac Chocolate on the Magnolia Terrace for an evening of locally made chocolates paired with delicious wines. There will also be small snacks that guests can enjoy between their wine and chocolate. Tours of the house will run from 6:30pm-7pm with the tasting being promptly at 7pm.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
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May 12

Mothers’ Day Tea

Treat your mother, grandmother, or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea.  Relax in the beautiful setting of our Magnolia Terrace and enjoy personalized tableside service and scrumptious food catered by Calling Card Events for an unforgettable day. Registration required no refunds.

2:30pm to 4:00pm
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  • Kids & Family
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