Carlyle House, located in the Old Town area of Alexandria, has a rich history. Built in the early 1750s the home has stood the test of time, although it almost didn’t make it. For years it stood in its majestic state, but over time became dilapidated and then was blocked by another structure. Thanks to efforts by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, since the 1970s, the home has been brought back to its original state. And it is gorgeous.
|Front of Carlyle House|
“From March 26 through April 20, 1755 Major General Edward Braddock, the Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America, made Colonel John Carlyle’s elegant Alexandria mansion his headquarters.”