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

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Program Highlights

African American History at Sully
February - March

February – March
Forgotten Road Tours 2 p.m. Daily, except Tuesdays (January-March 15 by reservation only)
African American History at Sully
Discover the African American presence at Sully where tours will focus on the enslaved community. Without the work of over 80 slaves the fashionable lifestyle of the Lee family would not have been possible. On special exhibit are artifacts from past excavations around the Slave Quarter.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

Sunday, March 8
1-3 p.m.
Jane Austen's Tea-Food and Recipes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adults) Jane would be 240 years old this year, so come celebrate and look at some of the foods and recipes that she wrote about in her letters. Tea and afternoon refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, March 10
7-8 p.m.
Civil War Lecture Robert E. Lee
As we near the end of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Sully Historic Site hosts its annual spring lecture series sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom F. Hanes, one of the original founders. Light refreshments. Reservations required.

Saturday, March 28
Noon, 1, and 2 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt at SullyClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Join the egg roll, visit baby animals, see the Easter Bunny and make a craft. Rain date 3/29.

Mon., March 30, Wed.-Fri. April 1-3
1-4 p.m.
Spring Break Special
Tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, then write a letter with a quill pen, learn to make your letter into an envelope, and read from a McGuffey’s Reader.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

Sunday, April 12
3-5 p.m.
A Touch Of Japan for Cherry BlossomClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Sully hosts a fun program in conjunction with the celebrations all over the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Sample some teas of Japan, see Japanese fans and colorful Japanese objects, then paint your own fan. Tour of the 1794 house included. Reservations required.

Saturday, April 11, 10am-4pm
Civil War School of the Soldier
Camps of instruction were common to new recruits who came to the Confederate Army straight from farms, shops and schoolrooms. Come to Sully Historic site to learn the skills of a soldier. Pack a knapsack, march and drill with “muskets”, put up a tent, visit the surgeon and learn about camp cooking. House tour included.
$7/adult, $5/child

Tuesday, April 14,
7-8 p.m.
Civil War Lecture: Abraham Lincoln's Last Days
Sully Historic Site hosts this Civil War 150th Commemorative Program, sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom F. Hanes, one of the original founders. Gettysburg National Military Park ranger, Charles Teague, presents this look at the final days of the life of President Lincoln. Light refreshments. Donations gratefully accepted. Reservations required.

Thursday, April 30,
10am - noon
Homeschool Day
Sully hosts Homeschool Day for children 5-12 years old. Bring your home school student or group for hands-on fun learning designed to enrich understanding of Fairfax County circa 1800. Seasonal activities include school room, games, textiles/sewing, slave life, kitchen, herbs, toiletries and medicines.
$10/student, $5/chaperone. Registration deadline April 27.

Saturday, May 23
1, 2, or 3 p.m.
Cures from the Quarter
At the slave quarter, learn how enslaved African Americans maintained their health. Discover the differences and similarities between healthcare methods of slaves and their masters. Learn about the Native American influence on early American healthcare. Reservations suggested. Included in Forgotten Road Tour. Reservations suggested.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

Saturday, June 6
1 - 4 p.m.
The Home-Gown Medicine Chest
Medical care in the 1700s and 1800s was very different from the way it is today. Tour Sully’s garden, 18th century kitchen and house and learn about the preparation of home remedies and their uses. Program replaces regular house tour. Reservations suggested.
$8/adult, $7/student, $6/senior and child

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