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

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Program Highlights

Holiday Decorations

November 21 – January 29
Daily, except Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Santa through the Ages
Can you recognize the Jolly Old Elf through different time periods? This exhibit of Santa figures is bound to add some holiday cheer to your busy season. Included with a guided tour of the house.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child.

December 2 - December 28
Daily, except Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Festive Sully
Experience the Sully main house 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 require reservations.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child.

Candlelight Tours at Sully

December 12
Civil War by Candlelight
Experience a Civil War Christmas as Confederate soldiers cook dinner in the field and fire the Christmas guns. Enjoy music by Evergreen Shade, make a 19th century holiday decoration, sample hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. Outside festivities available until 8 p.m. $10 per person.
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December 13
Christmas in the Time of Jane Austen
See how the traditional 12 days of Christmas were celebrated at the turn of the 19th century. Elegant dancing, rich foods,and travel made the season exciting. Learn the latest dance steps, join in singing and take home a recipe for a great cake. $10 per person.
Christmas in the Time of Jane AustenClick to Register with Parktakes Online

December 19
Victorian Candlelight Tour
Enjoy Victorian-era traditions as you meet Sully's Santa, hear a reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas, and see the Christmas tree decorated according to an 1885 memory. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. House tour is 45 min. Outside festivities available until 8 p.m. $10 per person.
Victorian Candlelight TourClick to Register with Parktakes Online

Wednesday, December 30, 1 and 2 p.m.
Holiday Concerts
In their annual holiday visit to Sully, IONA treats its audience to traditional Celtic music blending songs, dance turns and aires in a lively entertaining presentation. The performance features multiple fiddling styles, dynamic dancing,driving percussion and strong vocals from all the Celtic nations. House tour included. Refreshments served in the 18th century kitchen. Limited seating. $12 per person.
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Sunday, January 17
1 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 253rd Birthday of Richard Bland Lee
“Be Ever Mindful of the Future” is the motto on the Lee family crest. During your afternoon house tour, discover important contributions of Mr. Lee’s impressive political career that showed him to be concerned about the future of our new nation. Stop in the east wing for a piece of birthday cake. Canceled if inclement weather.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5 senior & child

Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Preamble Scramble and Presidential Trivia
Celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend by rediscovering the Declaration of Independence and early American presidential and political trivia. Discover what the presidents had for pets. Play fun games such as our own Preamble Scramble. Included with tour. Canceled if inclement weather.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5 senior & child.

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