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

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Program Highlights

Holiday Nutcrackers Exhibit
Holiday Nutcrackers Exhibit - Nov. 22 - Jan. 31

November 22 - January 31
Holiday Nutcrackers Exhibit
See an amazing array of nutcrackers, both old and new, in a colorful case exhibit. This special holiday exhibit is included in a guided tour of the 1794 house. Read More >>

January 18
Richard Bland Lee’s 252nd Birthday, 1-4pm
During your house tour, discover important contributions of Mr. Lee’s impressive political career. Stop in the east wing for a piece of birthday cake. Admission is half-price for this event. For information, call 703-437-1794.
$3.5/adult, $3/student, $2.5/ senior and child

February – March 30
In observance of African American history month,
see an exhibit of Sully’s south road artifacts. Objects
are from excavations around the Sully slave
cabins, which were built in the late 18th century.

Sunday, February 1
1-3 p.m.
Recipes from the Hearth
in Sully Historic Site’s 1794 kitchen, learn about Thornton, the Lee family’s enslaved cook. Make beaten biscuits like the ones that were served in the dining room and corn pone, a staple of the enslaved community’s diet. Compare the recipes and taste the difference. Then go next door to the laundry to find out about Madam Juba and Patty who did the washing for the Lees. You may be surprised to discover how different laundry day was 200 years ago. For information, call 703-437-1794.
$8/adult, $7/student, $6/senior and child

Saturday, February 14
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Valentine's Day Special
After your guided tour, enjoy a special candy treat to celebrate Valentine's Day. Find out about the long-ago relationships of Richard Bland Lee and Elizabeth, Jacob and Amy Haight and other couples in history.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

Sunday, February 15
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Preamble Scramble and Political Trivia
Celebrate Presidents Day weekend by rediscovering the Declaration of Independence and early American presidential and political trivia. Play fun games such as our own Preamble Scramble. Included with tour. Canceled if inclement weather.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5 senior & child

Sunday, February 22
1-3 p.m.
18th Century Women had Deep Pockets Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) Sew an 18th century pocket while making small talk with other ladies, just as Mrs. Lee might have done. Discuss what gentry ladies and enslaved women might have carried in their pockets. One common item was a pin cushion. Make one for yourself to hold pins for other sewing projects.

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.

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