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Carlyle House, Alexandria

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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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  • We enjoyed the tour of the house and learning about its interesting history. It is open for tours now, even though all the "museums" in town are still closed re: covid.  more »
  • We arrived for the 10am tour. Tours are limited to 5 people and masks are required for Covid precautions. It was interesting to learn this historic home was hidden from sight for so long before being....  more »
  • 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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