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- $25 for a historic Alexandra candlelight tour for two ($50 value)
- $45 for a historic Alexandra candlelight tour for four ($100 value)
Get in the holiday spirit with the historic Alexandria candlelight tour, which brings together history, food, drink, seasonal decorations, and tours focused on holiday traditions through history. Stops include Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, The Lloyd House, and Lee-Fendall House, and special seasonal libations are available for purchase along the route. Tours take place from 6–9 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 and from 3–6 p.m. on Sunday, December 13.
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.