Carlyle House

Alexandria, Virginia

For a month in the spring of 1755, John Carlyle's grand Palladian mansion in Alexandria was headquarters to General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America. During Braddock's stay, the house was witness to what Carlyle called "the Grandest congress...ever known on the continent". This congress of five colonial governors was called by General Braddock to seek funding from the colonies for his campaign against the French.

Alexandria, Virginia

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.; Sunday, 12:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.

Carlyle House
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
Visitor Experiences

Gift Shop
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Living History Presentation
Native American Interpretation