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Sully Historic SiteSully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA 20151

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Program Highlights

April 18 Friday
Spring Break Special 1-4 p.m.

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.

April 24 or June 19 Thursdays
Homeschool Day 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(Ages 5-12 yrs.) Bring your homeschool 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

May 3 Saturday
Laundry Day 1 - 4 p.m.

Join the Historic House Museum Consortium as local historic sites promote “Laundry Day” and learn the trials and tribulations of doing the wash in the 18th century. Demonstrations include boiling laundry over the fire in the outbuilding, scrubbing with homemade lye soap, ironing and other chores done by Madam Juba 200 years ago at Sully. House tour included. $7/adult, $5/ seniors and children.

May 10 Saturday
War of 1812 Day 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812’s final year. At this round-robin event, hear about the burning of Washington, DC, and Dolley Madison’s daring escape from the White House. See the troops drilling and firing as they prepare for battle. Enjoy popular music from 200 years ago with Ship’s Company Chanteymen as they perform songs from their 1812 CD. This War of 1812 Bicentennial program is supported by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom F. Hanes, one of the original founders. $8/adult, $6/senior and child.

May 13 Tuesday
Civil War Lecture: The Lincoln Assassination 7 - 8 p.m.

(Ages 8-Adult) Eric Martin, National Park Service Ranger at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, discusses the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and some of the main characters of this historic tragedy. This Civil War 150th Commemorative Program is sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom F. Hanes, one of the original founders. Light refreshments. Free.

May 24 Saturday Cures from the Quarter
1, 2, or 3 pm included in Forgotten Road Tour. At the slave quarter learn how enslaved African Americans maintained their health. Discover the differences and similarities between preferred healthcare methods of slaves and their masters. $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

May 31 Saturday, 10am-5pm
June 1 Sunday, 10am-4pm
The Civil War at Home and in Camp

The Civil War was much more than battles. Day to day life brought joy and challenges. At this new living history event, learn not only about fighting tactics, but about soldiers' training, discipline, health care and food. Find out what civilians were doing back home and on the front to support the troops. $8/adults, $6/senior and child

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