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Carlyle House, Alexandria

4.5
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Carlyle House is a historic mansion in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, built by Scottish merchant John Carlyle in 1751–53. It is situated in the city's Old Town on North Fairfax Street between Cameron and King Streets.
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  • Don't miss the opportunity to tour this house. Yes, it is a beautifully restored home with period (and some original) furnishings. But most important; the dining room is where the seeds of the...  more »
  • We visited on a slow Monday and had a fabulous tour. The docent was wonderful and the renovations and historic displays were fascinating. We learned so much about what was going on in the area during....  more »
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  • I love history. I love stories. This place has it all. My tour guide was Steve K. He had so much to say I may have actually reached my information peak. I had questions he had all the answers. I did get a one on one tour. I went on a very slow day. I would recommend this tour while you are in town. When you go tell Penny I said, Hi. I’m absolutely sure she still lives there.
  • The tour was excellent. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept the conversation on a casual, comfortable level. She informed us of the Carlyle family as well as the history of the building and its role in the growth of Alexandria. I highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in historic homes or the history of Alexandria. Well worth an hour of your time and in super easy walking distance of the King Street and waterfront area.

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