Street Address
121 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Mailing Address
Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: 703-549-2997
fax: 703-549-5738
$4 Adults; $2 Children (11-17) Children 10 and under are free;$3 per person for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation. The museum can accommodate up to 35 people per tour.
Museum Type(s)
Ms. Mary Ruth Coleman, Director


Built 1751 - 1753, the house is the only stone Palladian mansion in Alexandria. Period furnishings and historical interpretation reveal the life of one of Alexandria's founders, John Carlisle. Guided tours explore topics of merchants, slavery and servants, town property, and the family life of the Colonial Virginia Aristocracy. Gardens on premises. Administered by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.