The Lee-Fendall House Garden is available to rent for special events such as weddings, receptions, and dinner parties. Our historic site is also a wonderful setting for bridal showers, garden parties, and birthday celebrations for guests of all ages. The museum is within walking distance of several hotels and it is close to major transportation, including Reagan National Airport and Metro stations.  Proceeds from our rental program support our museum programs and help preserve our historic house and garden.

The Lee-Fendall House Garden is a site-only venue. Tents, furniture, catering, permits, etc. are arranged separately by the renter.

Rental tours are available by appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please call (703) 548-1789 or email for more information or to schedule your tour.


The following dates are currently available for private rentals at the Lee-Fendall House & Garden
Please inquire about the latest availability by calling (703)548-1789.


  • April 22-23
  • May 6-7
  • May 13-14
  • May 27-28
  • June 3-4
  • September 9-10
  • October 7-8
  • October 14-15


The museum grounds are a peaceful oasis in Alexandria’s urban center.  Our garden offers wide latitude for ceremonies, dining, and entertainment. Our capacity is 100 guests for a ceremony and reception.


The Lee-Fendall Museum Garden is the perfect setting for your private event, whether it’s a birthday party, office party, or garden party.

We strongly recommend the rental of a tent for any outdoor event as there are no large spaces inside the house.


The Lee-Fendall House and environs provide a scenic backdrop for professional photography sessions of all kinds, from family portraits to engagement photos and fashion shoots.

Photographers please note:  The Lee-Fendall House Museum does not take in-kind services in lieu of payment for film or photography projects.


The historic grounds and interiors of the Lee-Fendall House have provided the setting for a variety of film projects, including documentaries and independent films.

Producers please note:  The Lee-Fendall House Museum does not take in-kind services in lieu of payment for film or photography projects.

The Lee-Fendall House has been featured in these film projects:

A Star Spangled Story: Battle for America (2015) – Produced by Smithsonian Networks for the Smithsonian Channel
A House Divided (2015) – Produced/ Directed by Kevin Norton
April 1865 (2002) – Produced by Triage Entertainment for the History Channel


The Lee-Fendall House highly recommends these vendors for your event:


Alexandria Restaurant Partners

Bittersweet Catering

Firehook Bakery

Main Event Caterers

Paris Caterers

ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company

Tasteful Affairs


Bialek’s Music

Sam Hill Entertainment


Jessica Smith Photography

Len Spoden Photography

Stephen Gosling Photography


Brooke Rental

Sammy’s Rental

Sugarplum Tent Company


Port A Potty Dogs (contact: Corey)


For additional images of our venue, please visit our photo album on Flickr!


Lee-Fendall House accessibility is limited. Entry requires negotiating a minimum of eight steps.
The Garden is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
For questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us at (703) 548-1789 or