Northern Virginia Sights



Carlyle House

Carlyle House Review

Alexandria forefather and Scottish merchant John Carlyle built this grand house, completed in 1753 and modeled on a country manor in the old country. Students of the French and Indian War will want to know that the dwelling served as General Braddock's headquarters. The house retains its original 18th-century woodwork and is furnished with Chippendale furniture and Chinese porcelain. An architectural exhibit on the second floor explains how the house was built; outside there's an attractive garden of colonial-era plants.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 121 N. Fairfax St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Map It
  • Phone: 703/549–2997
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4, guided tour every 1/2 hr
  • Website:
  • Metro King St.
  • Location: Alexandria
Updated: 06-05-2013

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