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“Wedding Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlyle House

Carlyle House
121 N. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
703/549-2997
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Ranked #6 of 69 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of one man and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot. The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. (tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4).
Kansas City, Missouri
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“Wedding Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My daughters wedding was in the garden area behind the Carlyle House and was perfect. People working there were so nice in making sure no one but guests came thru during the ceremony times and also keeping us comfortable in gift shop area just before event began. Beautiful for photographs

Visited May 2014
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“Worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Didn't realize you could see the inside till we arrived and the guides were so enthusiastic it made the tour even better

Visited May 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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“On the Historic walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Can't give a real review because it was closed on Sunday however still provided some great photo ops. The grounds were lovely and the info provided on the grounds were valuable.

Visited May 2014
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California
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“important things happened here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Nice colonial house and gardens with interesting history. Well furnished with replica costumes. Each room has a volunteer in it, you can self tour at your own pace. Nice gardens. In spring the dogwoods were out and professional photographers were using the grounds for portraits. I was there for their annual herb and plant sale day, interesting. Not handicapped accessible. I don't think the garden is either. Nice little gift shop in basement.

Visited April 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Beautiful Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Caryle House is one of the original houses built shortly after the City of Alexandria was established in 1749. Site on a double lot, access today is across the street from City Hall on Fairfax Street. At the time Caryle House was built, it was the most expensive private home in Alexandria City. Built in the Palladian style, it is unique among homes built in the City at the same time.

Visited April 2014
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