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Volunteer at Sully Historic Site


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

Volunteer at Sully Historic SiteAn oasis of the past, located in Chantilly off Route 28, Sully Historic Site reflects the history of Fairfax County. Sully is the late 18th century home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia's first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. The farm contains the Federal style main house, built in 1794, four original outbuildings, a representative slave quarter, and gardens. Guided hourly tours highlight the early 19th century life of Richard Bland Lee and his family, as well as tenant farmers and enslaved African Americans. Sully also offers a variety of special programs and field trips that reflect the history and life in Fairfax County from the 18th century throughout the 20th century.


The Benefits of Volunteering at
Sully Historic Site

We would not be able to operate Sully without the help of our wonderful volunteers! We try to show our appreciation for our active volunteers by offering several unique opportunities including:

  • 10%off of merchandise in our gift shop, 20% off in December.
  • Free admission for volunteer and immediate family to non-ticketed special events, such as the Annual Car Show, World War II Weekend, and Civil War Weekend.
  • Occasional volunteer field trips and appreciation events.
    Past events have included winter soirées, spring picnics, and field trips to local historic sites such as Ben Lomond Historic Site and Mt. Gilead.
  • HHMC Volunteer Membership
    Sully Historic Site is a member of the Historic House Museum Consortium, a collection of historic house museums in the local Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area. As a volunteer at an HHMC site, membership cards can be checked out which allow the bearer to gain free admission or discounted admission into other participating sites such as Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Clara Barton National Historic Site, and Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, among many others.

What Volunteers have to say about Volunteering at Sully

"Every day is different! The tours given here are often guided by the visitor’s interest and questions. The staff is always interested in you as an interpreter and your comfort in the job!"

Crawford, Touring Docent

"Sully is beautiful, vibrant and alive. As volunteers, we are given much latitude to tailor our tours and programs to fit our visitors’ interests and questions—and even more important, our ideas and questions are taken seriously! It’s wonderful to be part of the team at Sully."

Dottie, Touring and Teaching Docent

Sully Historic Site Volunteeers
Sully Historic Site Volunteeers
Sully Historic Site Volunteeers
Sully Historic Site Volunteeers


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