Tour the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House (517 Prince) then Happy Hour in the Garden| Jennifer Holtzman | Old Town Post

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.11.32 PMThe Murray-Dick-Fawcett House at 517 Prince Street is available to tour on Thursday, May 25th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Following your tour you can enjoy a happy hour in the garden.

The house was in existence during the American Revolution and is considered to be the least altered 18th century home in Alexandria. Local historians recognize the property as a “fascinating microcosm of the complete single family dwelling, containing in addition to the usual living, dining and bedrooms, a kitchen; a necessary (bathroom); rooms for slaves or servants; and storage rooms, all under one roof.”

Tour reservations are recommended and a $10 donation encouraged. Event tickets are available online at The Alexandria Shop. The Preservationist Happy Hour will include a cash bar and in the event of rain will take place at the The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum.

The Murray-Dick-Fawcett House is the City of Alexandria’s most recently acquired property in the Old and Historic District and this special event is in honor of Preservation Month. May is when communities celebrate local historic preservation and the City of Alexandria is hosting events that highlight our historic preservation initiatives. To find out about all of the City of Alexandria’s preservationist events visit www.alexandriava.gov/90899.

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