Carlyle House Historic Park - Alexandria, VA | Kids Out and About DMV

Carlyle House Historic Park - Alexandria, VA

Address: 
121 N. Fairfax St
Alexandria , VA , 22314
Phone: 703-549-2997
38° 48' 18.8208" N, 77° 2' 31.2432" W
Contact name: 
Kerry Mitchell
Subjects / Categories: 
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Home of British merchant and Alexandria Founding Father John Carlyle, General Braddock's headquarters, and site of the Mansion House Hospital.

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Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-4:00 am
Tuesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Historical spies
PUBLISHED

Espionage, or the practice of spying, has existed since ancient times. For the purpose of this kit, we are focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries, specifically during the American Revolution and American Civil War. This kit has been designed for you and your family to learn about 18th and 19th centuries spy techniques through hands-on activities and educational materials. We have included multiple projects in this box for children to make in reference to historic spies. The materials contained in this kit have an asterisk; the other items you will need to acquire.  Use the provided book list to enhance the experience for your family! Each kit is $20 and can either be picked up at Carlyle House or shipped home for a flat rate of $8 per order.

 

Academic - General
Reading / Writing / Literacy
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
History in a Haversack School Program
PUBLISHED

Your students will step into the past when they visit the Carlyle House. Learn about the events that led up to the American Revolution and Carlyle House’s involvement. Or see objects recovered through archaeology which reveal the intimate details of everyday life at Carlyle House during the 18th century. Each program meets Virginia Standards of Learning.

Please email carlyle@nvrpa.org for more information about this program.

History / social studies
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Discovery Through Trash Virtual School Program
PUBLISHED

During this one hour experience students will view and discuss 18th century artifacts uncovered in the excavation of the of the Carlyle House. Students will investigate the objects use and purpose within the Carlyle Family and learn how artifacts found in everyday household trash, paired with 18th century primary source documents, opens a window into the lives of people in the past. The remainder of the program is spent touring the historic house and discussing where the artifacts may have been found and how they would have been used by the Carlyle family and their slaves. (SOL: VS.1, VS.4, USI.5c)

Please email carlyle@nvrpa.org for more information about this program

This program can also be done in very small groups in person.

History / social studies
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Discovery Through Trash School Program
PUBLISHED

During this one hour experience, students view and discuss 18th century artifacts uncovered in the excavation of the Carlyle House. Students investigate the objects use and purpose within the Carlyle Family and learn how artifacts found in everyday household trash, paired with 18th century primary source documents, opens a window into the lives of people in the past. The program also discusses where the artifacts may have been found and how they would have been used by the Carlyle family and the enslaved workers. (SOL: VS.1, VS.4, USI.5c).  Appropriate for 3rd - 6th grade students.  One adult/two children is required.

This program will be held outdoors on our covered Magnolia Terrace. COVID-19 procedures will be in place during the program. Space is extremely limited and reservations are required. Call 703-549-2997 or email carlyle@nvrpa.org to find out more and to reserve your spots

$2 per child, Adults - Free

Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Women's Suffrage Education Kit
PUBLISHED
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. In honor of this anniversary, we are offering our first Education Kit based on Women's Suffrage.
 
Kits include most materials for activities, a recommended reading list, and instructions. Kits are $20 and you have the option of picking them up at Carlyle House or having them shipped (there is an $8 shipping fee). Fill out the form if you would like to purchase one!

 

Academic - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$