3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA 20151
phone: 703-437-1794
fax: 703-787-3314
$6 Adult
$5 Student
$4 Child (5-15)
$3 Senior (60+)
Children under 5 are free.
Special event pricing varies.
Museum Type(s)
Ms. Carol McDonnell, Site Manager
phone: 703-437-1794
Barbara Ziman, Special Events & Marketing Coordinator
phone: 703-708-0861
Kiersten Conley, Volunteer Coordinator
Tammy Loxton, Historian


Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.


Sully was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee, the first congressional representative from Northern Virginia, as well as uncle to Robert E. Lee. The property includes the original house, fully furnished with period furniture, and some of the original outbuildings: the kitchen/laundry, smokehouse, and stone dairy. A representative slave quarter (built on the footprints of the original slave quarter) is also on the site. Tours of the site cover the Federal Period, when the Lee family owned the property.

Artifacts Collections

The house is furnished with period furniture, dating from 1790-1810. Other period artifacts include place settings, cooking utensils, books, and other smaller artifacts, as well as finds from archaeological digs on the site. Exhibits are changed seasonally and for special events.

Educational Programs

Sully Historic Site offers a number of events and programs throughout the year.
For more information on museum education programs for school groups, please visit:
Many special events, small and large, are held throughout the year. Sully holds scout days (where scouts can complete requirements for a badge), military reenactments (War of 1812, World War II, and Civil War), hands-on learning days, and holiday candlelight tours. During the summer months, there are many family and child-oriented activities, including summer camps.
Larger events, such as the Antique Car Show and the Quilt Show & Sale draw thousands of visitors each year.
Sully Historic Site always welcomes those people in the area with a love of history to come out and volunteer. Whether it is one day a month or one day a week, working in the garden or giving tours, we would love to see you out here!
For a complete listing of our events, please visit our website or request to be placed on our events mailing list.


    Sully Historic Site is a non-profit site, operated under the Fairfax County Park Authority. Sully Historic Site is a member of the Virginia Association of Museums and the American Association of Museums, as well as the Washington, D.C. area Historic House Consortium.


    Access: Staff Only

    Appointment required: No


    A special events calendar is created and mailed 5 times a year. This calendar lists all special events and exhibits, along with descriptions, reservation information, and pricing. It is generally mailed in January, March, June, September, and December.

    • Special Events Calendar


    Wheelchair Accessible