3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151 • 703-437-1794
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
Schools and children's groups can add a hands-on activity for $2 per
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?