If you are a history buff, you will definitely love exploring the Lee-Fendall House Museum in Old Town.
Constructed in 1785, this large white house has been home to thirty-seven members of the Lee family, enslaved and free African American servants, hundreds of recuperating Union soldiers, the prominent Downham family, and the powerful labor leader John L. Lewis.
The property is now owned and managed by the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation and run as a museum to preserve the architecture and historic value of the house. Through the changing lives and fortunes of the people who lived and worked there, the museum interprets two hundred years of local and national history.
The Lee-Fendal House Museum is situated on historic Lee Corner, at the junction of North Washington and Oronoco Streets. It is within a walking distance from Alexandria House condos.
They offer guided tours from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. The tours are offered at the top of each hour with the final tour of the day starting at 3 pm. The entry fee to the museum is $5 for adults and $3 for students between the ages of 5 to 17. The garden is free and open to the public during the museum’s normal hours. People also rent the property for weddings and other private events.