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Carlyle House

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A Georgian mansion built in 1753 by merchant and City founder John Carlyle. Five governors and General Braddock met here to discuss funding the French and Indian War. This historic meeting influenced the call for American independence in the 1770s...more
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121 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice preserved piece of Alexandria history. It is worth to stop by to learn about who the Carlyle was and what the family contributed to being "The United State of America". The admission is $5 which includes the guided tour of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Friend, Thank you most wholeheartedly for your kind words and thorough description of my home. I am pleased that the visit met with your approbations and that you may return again in the near future. Best Regards, John Carlyle, Esq.

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I had no idea that this house had such a rich history. I think I enjoyed hearing the story of how this house was rescued from potential demolition to becoming such an interesting and historically significant residence. The interior architecture in two of the most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

How do you do, good person? I am right heartily pleased that you found the visit to my home most amiable. I well know the difficulties accomplishing the rescue and rehabilitation of my house and grounds. I know that the entire workforce was most fastidious...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

My walking tour went by the Carlyle House. We didn't go inside. The history is fascinating and worth the visit.More

Date of experience: March 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Dear Good Friend, Alas, you should have stopped by my humble home. When next you are in our busy town of Alexandria, do stop in for a tour. We are always welcome to meet new friends. Best regards for a profitable New Year, J. Carlyle,...More

Reviewed December 26, 2018

We had some time to kill before our kids flew home over Thanksgiving, so decided to stop by Carlyle House. I drive past it going to and from work every day, but I had never been inside. What a pleasant surprise! Small groups tour through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Good Neighbor! Glad tidings to you this holiday season and for a most prosperous new year. I was somewhat perplexed when I read of your children leaving in such a rush that it seemed like they were flying! Their carriage's horses must be fleet of...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I look forward to going to Theismans. Great bar service with bar and dining room menus. Like I said the location next to metro, free trolley makes this a place for locals and visitors. I have taken visitors to the metro, before the board I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Dear good citizen, I received your letter dated the 9th of December and believe that you have submitted a review for a local restaurant instead of my home on Cameron Street. While I agree that this is a fine establishment and most assuredly one with...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Highly recommended on any walking tour of Old Town Alexandria. A Georgian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. A small but pleasant garden in back.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Greetings and well-met, fair traveler! Many thanks to you this holiday season for taking the time to visit my home and gardens. Please stop in for a tour of my home when next you are in Alexandria. I am sure that you will not be...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

The Carlyle House is a Georgian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. We learned that Carlyle’s slaves lived and worked in his Alexandria home, on three plantations and in a foundry located on the same lot as the house.The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Let me extended on behalf of my wife and I our profound gratitude for your complimentary letter recounting the history of my home and those who served in it during the years. I know that Mr. Carlyle and I both enjoyed living in the house...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The whole purpose of our trip to Alexandria was to do Escape the Sanderson Sisters. While the event sold out immediately, we were waitlisted. Kerry was super helpful and reached out when they had tickets available. Finding Carlyle House was incredibly easy, as was checking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

HUZZAH! While I was not initially familiar with Sandersons from Salem, Massachusetts, I was informed that the three sisters did indeed cause quite the ruckus this Saturday past in my gardens. I was pleased that you were able to find my home with great ease...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

Mercy Street not withstanding, this is just an OK historic house. They make a big deal over the fact that the owner fought alongside Braddock in the French & Indian War. General Washington also visited.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

I thank you for your visit and commentary about my home. While General Braddock did stay in my home and leave it quite the mess, if I may add, I chose to leave the fighting of the French to the General. Mr. and Mrs. Washington...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Paid a visit to this restored yet super cool old house very significant to the founding of the city of Alexandria! Had an enthusiastic and very knowledgable guide show us around this beautifully restored home. It is such a neat look into the past. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JohnCarlyle1720, Owner at Carlyle House, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Huzzah! I received your very agreeable letter speaking well of my home and tour which gave me great pleasure. I thank you unreservedly for the kind words about your visit. I was pleased to see that the admission met with your budget's approbations! Best regards...More

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