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Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151  •  703-437-1794

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Program Highlights

Civil War Days
Civil War Encampment Weekend - August 13, and 14

August 12, and 26
1, 2 or 3 p.m.

Dairy Days - Ice Cream Making and Butter
Discover the whey of the dairy! Churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games for a taste of 18th century life.
Dairy Days Click to Register with Parktakes Online

August 6
1, 2 or 3 p.m.

With the Help of a Physick
In the 18th century diseases and their causes were frightening mysteries for most people. Join us for a tour of Sully our 18th century house. Along the way, discover theories and treatments of the time for small pox, yellow fever and malaria. Learn about small pox inoculation, the precursor to modern vaccination and the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Replaces regular house tour.
$8/adult, $7/student, $6 senior & child.

August 13 and 14
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Civil War Encampment Weekend
Federal and Confederate troops recreate Civil War daily life as reenactors demonstrate the various work of the army. Skirmishes each day include infantry, artillery and cavalry. Visit the weekend encampment and discover a soldier’s lifestyle during this turbulent time in America’s history. Enjoy live music and a fashion show. House tour includes artifacts rarely on exhibit belonging to the Haight family, mid-19th century residents at Sully.
$9/adult, $7/senior & child.

ExpandInterpretive Reenactments

An interpretive reenactment represents events from the past, recreated by research, the use of authentic or reproduced period clothing and equipment, they are not intended to represent exact events as they actually happened. A military reenactment often involves an encampment of opposing forces and some accompanying historical interpretation of civilian life and activities.

Reenactments are useful teaching tools because participants and visitors have the opportunity to interact. Visitors can experience or even participate firsthand in activities of a previous era.

At an historic site, a reenactment is a very useful teaching device, because the historic buildings and living history interpreters work in tandem to form a more complete picture and help visitors understand history in context beyond what books or lectures can provide.

Sometimes reenactments may not reflect today's attitudes, but should be seen as an attempt to reflect the time period being interpreted.

November 23 - January 8
Exhibit - Nuts and Squirrels
See a unique case exhibit of squirrels. The Lee coat-of-arms has a squirrel at the top and the Lee family at Sully had a white squirrel as a pet. Learn why and more about these playful critters and their history during the holiday season!

November 30 - December 26
Daily except Tuesdays
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Festive Sully
Experience the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th century season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Groups of 15 or more require reservations.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior & child.

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