Carlyle House Historic Park

Visit the only 18th century Palladian-style house in Alexandria, Virginia. Groups will travel through history at Carlyle House Historic Park, completed by prestigious British merchant John Carlyle in 1753. The house served as the headquarters of British General Braddock during the French and Indian War, which is where he and five colonial governors planned their early campaigns. Groups can take a tour of the museum’s exhibits and see the ¾-acre garden featuring plants that would have been available during the 18th century. Educational programs teach groups about colonial life and African-Americans in 19th-century Virginia.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314. City of Alexandria Tel: 703-549-2997. Email: vherndon@nvrpa.org. Website: www.nvrpa.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue