Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Take a Dip into Candle Dipping at Sully History Site

Take a Dip into Candle Dipping at Sully History Site

Before the era of electricity, homes glowed at night with candlelight. Come to Sully Historic Site to learn about early lighting techniques through a hands-on display and a lesson in candle-dipping.

During the “Hands-on History-Candle Dipping” program, you’ll discover how a candle mold, betty lamp, beeswax and wicking were used in the olden days. End the session by making your own hand-dipped candle to take home.

The 45-minute programs begin at 1 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The cost is $5 per person. Add a guided tour of the historic site for only $5 per person.

Register for Hands-on History-Candle Dipping

Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA. For more information, call 703-437-1794 or visit Sully Historic Site.