Historic Alexandria 2010 Holiday Ornament Celebrates Carlyle House
Collectible Ornament on Sale in Museum Gift Shops, Online
Celebrate the holiday season and Alexandria’s heritage with the newest collectible ornament from the Office of Historic Alexandria! The year’s commemorative ornament depicts historic Carlyle House in a festive and wintry setting. This stunning ornament features an etched brass-finish design of the mansion decorated with a wreath and surrounded by a fresh snowfall. Each ornament costs $16 and comes in an embossed gift box.
The ornaments will make memorable gifts for family and friends this holiday. Order your 2010 ornament online or stop by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park, the Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store, or another Historic Alexandria museum gift shop. For more information, please call 703.746.4242 or visit www.historicalexandria.org.
The Carlyle House mansion was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his young bride, Sarah Fairfax. Their home quickly became a center of social and political life in Alexandria and gained a foothold in history when British General Edward Braddock made the mansion his headquarters in 1755. Braddock summoned five colonial governors to meet there to plan the early campaigns of the French and Indian War. Restored in 1976 during the Bicentennial celebrations, the house is owned and operated as a museum by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, and is open during the winter Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. For more information about Carlyle House, please visit www.carlylehouse.org or call 703.549.2997.