Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a historic Alexandra candlelight tour for two (a $40 value)
- $40 for a historic Alexandra candlelight tour for four (a $80 value)
- $60 for a historic Alexandra candlelight tour for six (a $120 value)
During the holiday-themed candlelight tour, groups learn about Alexandria's history and domestic life while savoring the scents of seasonal greenery, sipping on warm apple cider, and enjoying live musical performances. Illuminated by flickering candlelight, tours explore Gadsby's Tavern Museum, the 1753 home of Colonel Carlyle, and the 1870s-era abode of the Fleming family, known as the Lee-Fendall House. Groups will also tour this year's special exhibit, the Georgian-style Lloyd House, decorated to evoke a 1930s Christmas.
When America's first six presidents needed a place to celebrate, they headed to Gadsby’s Tavern. Home to Thomas Jefferson's inaugural banquet and two of George Washington's Birthnight Balls, the tavern also hosted plenty of community dances, musical performances, and meetings for local organizations.
These days, Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours blends history, food, and drink through special tastings, seasonal decorations, music, and tours highlighting festive traditions. Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Special seasonal libations may be purchased along the tour. Tour runs anytime between 4pm-9pm.