Yuletide by Candlelight

Experience the festive holiday season with historic sites throughout Alexandria.

Page updated on Oct 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Yuletide by Candlelight

December 14, 2019. Ongoing tours 5-9 p.m. 

Tickets available through Lee-Fendall House

Yuletide by CandlelightEach site features an activity or make and take!  Dance in the ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Warm yourself by the fire Carlyle House. Craft your own Victorian keepsake at Lee-Fendall House.  Bring the scent of the holidays home from the Apothecary Museum. Enjoy seasonal decorations, refreshments, and take advantage of a 10% off at the participating Museum Shops! A cash bar for a special holiday beverage will be available at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. A free shuttle will run between all participating sites throughout the event!

Frequently asked Questions

How long should I plan so I see all the sites?

It takes about two hours to see all the sites without rushing. You can begin anytime between 5 and 9 p.m., but remember that all sites close at 9 p.m.

Is there a specific place to start?

Bring your ticket and begin and whichever location is most convenient for you. There is no specific order required.

Will someone guide us between sites?

Guests are welcome to ride the shuttle between sites. Guides are stationed at each museum, but do not guide groups between locations.

Are the museums handicap accessible?

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s first floor is accessible. The Lee-Fendall House and Carlyle House are not accessible.