A house built by one of the founders of Alexandria back in the 18th century! The docent was excellent and knew her stuff. An excellent view into the beginnings of America almost like we were there.
About Carlyle House
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Completed in 1753, the Carlyle House is said to be one of the nation's finest examples of Georgian residential architecture. Main floor restorations are superb, but the upstairs has yet to be finished and the later history exhibit upstairs should be relocated in the basement...More
Built in 1753 by using indentured and slave labor, this impressively restored mansion sits rather grandly some way from the street. Interesting fact, in the 1800’s there was a hotel, the Mansion House Hotel, which was known as one of the best hotels on the...More
The Carlyle House was built in 1752 and has withstood time, many changes, and neglect and is now open for tours. Much of the interior is original or has been restored and the guided tour is great. The guides know all about the house and...More
The Carlyle House was very interesting. The house has been nicely restored. Our guide was excellent. For followers of Mercy Street, you can learn some of the real history.
Although the Carlyles have been lost to time more should be credited to this family. Friends of George Washington from his early life resulted in the revolutionary fires being built in this house. It is restored and has many original artifacts. Definitely a Must Do...More
As far as "historical architecture" this home was a great example of a property that is integral to the founding of Alexandria. It isn't the most incredible style of architecture or anything that would impress an architecture buff. It is an interesting piece of history...More
We had an amazing tour guide who was very proud of the fascinating history behind the Carlyle House. The family history of the household inhabitants as he told us was full of many points of interest.
The John Carlyle Historical House, situated just across the street from the City Square, is truly a great museum filled with artifacts of mid-18th century life in Alexandria. A complete restoration in the 1970s preserved this treasure. As we entered the house, we were warmly...More
We bought the key to the city pass at the welcome center and it included a ticket to the Carlyle House. We learned a lot of interesting information during our visit. Prior to our visit all we knew came from the PBS show Mercy Street....More