Want to visit Sully but can't make the trip?
If you want Sully Historic Site to come and visit your school, group, or senior center, we've got five great programs from which to choose. Each program lasts for approximately one hour and includes displays and presentations tailored to your group's number and age. Each program costs $50.00.
Schools and children's groups can add a hands-on activity for $2.00 per child.
Call 703-437-1794 to schedule your program or for more information.
Let us take you on a virtual tour of Richard Bland Lee's 1794 house and grounds. Learn about Northern Virginia's first Congressman while also getting a glimpse at the everyday lives of these early Americans.
Slave Life at Sully:
While the Lees lived at Sully, they owned between 20 and 40 slaves to work their fields, cook their food, wash their laundry, and much more. Learn how they lived and how they worked on the Lees' plantation.
From the Past to the Present... And Back Again:
Richard Bland Lee and his family were not the only residents at Sully. Who were they and how did they change the house to suit their needs and desires? In the 1970s, how did Fairfax County officials restore the house and grounds to the Lee residence? Finally, what are historians and archeologists still looking for on the property?
It takes more than four walls and roof to make a home. The items filling the house are just as important as the house itself. So how did the Lees furnish their home? Learn everything you wanted to know about the furniture, the dishes, and even Richard's eyeglasses!
The Civil War at Sully:
During the war, both the Union and Confederate Armies camped at or near Sully. What was it like to have an army actually living on your front lawn? See the Civil War from a new perspective as you learn about Sully's Civil War residents, the Haights and the Barlows. What were the hardships of living in Fairfax County during the Civil War? And why did the men of Sully have to flee to Alexandria?