City of Alexandria, VA
Page updated Nov 23, 2011 4:09 PM
Tickets on Sale Now for Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour
Discount Rate for Tickets Purchased by December 1
See historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Four of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, for the festive Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour. The area’s premier traditional holiday event features holiday greenery, period decorations and music, light refreshments and a convenient shuttle bus running among the sites.
This season, as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial events, experience 1860s Alexandria during the holidays with tours at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (134 North Royal Street), Carlyle House Historic Park (121 North Fairfax Street), Lee-Fendall House (614 Oronoco Street), and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (105-107 South Fairfax Street). Tour times are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.
The tour is self-guided, and the sites may be visited in any order, with a complimentary shuttle running in a continuous loop among the sites. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children (ages 6-17). Special discount rates of $15 for adults and $12 for seniors are available when you buy before December 1. For information, tickets, and group sales information, please contact Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 703.746.4242. Tickets for this event can also be purchased online at www.historicalexandria.org.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Carlyle House Historic Park
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Old Town Alexandria is served by convenient public transportation, including the free King Street Trolley. Ample public parking is available at the Tavern Square and Market Square parking garages.