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Review of Carlyle House

Carlyle House
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Ranked #8 of 92 things to do in Alexandria
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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, and sparked the concept of taxation without representation. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits, and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. (tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4).
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Loved this tour of early Alexandria. This home gave me a better understanding of how life was back in early Virginia. So glad someone took the time and money to restore this home. Totally recommend visiting.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We attended a colonial fashion show at Carlyle House. The staff were pleasant and accommodating. The fashion show exceeded my expectations. I was even allowed some up-close-and-personal time with the reproductions of undergarments. I'm looking forward to returning to participate in other special events that they have scheduled.

Thank Eliza_nc
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

A merchant's house from the 18th Century rescued from its dilapidated state and restored with great skill. An excellent insight into the way a middle class merchant and his family lived. Worth a visit if you are in Old Town Alexandria.

Thank STFC69
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great to see where Alexandria started. The house tour and the gardens are worth a visit. My wife and I visited in August and saw this mentioned on the ghost tour and went back to visit the next day. Interesting to see original colonial artwork and furniture in its natural setting.

Thank PCreasy
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a Footsteps Walking tour first and stopped outside this house and received great indeepth background on the house and the owners, so we had to take the house tour to finish story. Enjoyed the tour, our guide was knowledgable. Loved the stories and the history. The house is well preserved. Good to tour one time.

Thank Lititztravelers
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