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Sully Historic Site Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

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Sully Historic Site will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!  A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers visitors the chance to attend programs at no charge by simply presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone.  Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.

"Sully is happy to be a part of museum day, and we hope our neighbors will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity," said Events and Marketing Coordinator Barbara Ziman.

Sully Historic Site is the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first congressman and uncle of General Robert E. Lee.  The house combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture, and is complemented by original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and garden.  The Lees and their four surviving children made Sully their home until 1811.  During this time the farm was maintained by slave labor which included field hands, domestics and skilled artisans.  Sully is accredited by the American Association of Museums and included on the National Register for Historic Places, the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and Virginia Civil War Trails.

Download the Museum Day Live! ticket. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address.  

Sully Historic Site is located in Chantilly off Route 28, one quarter mile north of Route 50, five miles north of Route 66 or five miles south of the Dulles Toll Road.  For information about programs and hours of operation, call 703-437-1794.


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