After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon to Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Choose between three options:
- For $12, you get a wine tasting for one (a $25 value) of Australian wines. This tasting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- For $12, you get a wine tasting for one (a $25 value) of French wines. This tasting is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- For $5, you get a guided tour for two adults (a $10 value; tours are normally $3 for children ages 11–17 and are free for children under age 11).
The 225-year-old Lee-Fendall House has been home to 37 members of the illustrious Lee family. Resting across the street from Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, the renovated building and its surrounding gardens exist as an illustration of the Lee family's influence throughout the Victorian era.
To accompany history with its dearest libation, the Lee-Fendall home holds monthly wine tastings within its talkative walls. Groupon guests can redeem today's Groupon for one of two wine tastings, both supplemented by experts from the Wilkinson Wine Cellar. The Australian Wines tasting, allows tasters to sip the fruits of winemaking labors from a land that had bore zero native grapes until foreigners introduced them to the settled-upon soil in the late 18th century. The Rhone-region-centric French Wines tasting highlights fermented fruits from one of France's most potent regions. Both tastings combine the rawness of a historical setting with the unfudged honesty of liquid knowledge.
Alternatively, Groupon guests can use today's deal for a two-hour guided museum tour, which resident experts host five days a week. The Lee–savvy leaders lead visitors on a physical journey through the museum's tangible and invisible history, tethering the experience to Virginia and Virginian life in the 19th century. Through December, tours will take place Wednesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with all guests encouraged to arrive with a hunger for fact snacks.
Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden offers free tours on the first Sunday of each month. Redeem your Groupon at the most opportune time.
614 Oronoco St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314Get Directions