Lee-Fendall House as Civil War Hospital
Did you know that Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, Virginia was known as Grovesnor Branch Hospital, one of 28 Union Army hospitals in Alexandria, Virginia during the Civil War?
Lee-Fendall House is offering a special tour of the museum and grounds highlighting the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War. Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. . Tickets are $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.
As part of city-wide experiences throughout Alexandria, the Lee-Fendall House offers monthly programs inspired by the PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” These programs are also available by request for groups and bus tours (10 person minimum, two weeks advance notice required). Lee-Fendall House will offer two returning programs (From Slavery to Freedom and Beyond the Battlefield) and one new tour (This Tide of Wounded: The Lee-Fendall House as Civil War Hospital). A special lecture on furniture maker James Green, a major character portrayed in “Mercy Street,” is also be featured.
For a complete listing of upcoming events, visit this link.
(Photo of Lee Fendall House Museum & Garden by Josh, on Flickr)