Yes Virginia, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Sully Historic Site. Here are the details:
Celebrate spring at Sully Historic Site! Children three to seven years old are invited to hunt for filled Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a spring craft to take home and visit with baby animals. When James Madison was President, his wife, Dolley, is said to have hosted an Easter Egg roll at the Capitol. Participate in Sully’s egg roll for a look back at early American holiday customs. Hunts are scheduled at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your space. The cost is $5 per child. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the grounds for $2, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held Saturday, April 16. Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly. Located on Route 28, ¼ mile north of Route 50, five miles north of Route 66, or five miles south of the Dulles Toll Road.
Fireside Chat at Sully: After a tour, sit by the fire in the outdoor kitchen to enjoy refreshments and historical tidbits in an informal atmosphere. Tours are noon to 3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site $8/adult, $7/student and $6/seniors and children. For information and to register, call 703-437-1794.
Groundhogs Day promises to be mighty cold. Perhaps cozying up to a fireplace after a tour of the historic Sully Plantation would help. Sully Plantation has just the event for you tomorrow:
Fireside Chat: After a tour of Sully Historic Site, sit by the fire in the outdoor kitchen to enjoy refreshments and historical tidbits. Noon to 3 p.m. $8/adult, $7/student and $6/senior or child. For information and to register call 703-437-1794.
Before Richard Bland Lee made his home here, Sully was an Indian hunting ground, a pathway to the west and a tobacco quarter. At Colonial Day learn the daily routine of Revolutionary War soldiers. Discover daily life skills that allowed the farm family to feed and clothe themselves, and also to have fun. Gather round the cook fire to keep warm. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $8/adults, $6/children. (A house tour is included in the fee.) For more information call 703-437-1794.
Saturday, October 20
Historic All Hallows Eve
Sully Historic Site. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Virginians celebrated All Hallows Eve with storytelling, fortune telling, fall foods and family gatherings. Experience these traditions as you tour the house and grounds at Sully Historic Site by lantern light from5 to 7 p.m. Participants must be at least age five. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Union and Confederate troops recreate Civil War daily life as re-enactors demonstrate the varied work of the army. This event at Sully Historic Site runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. Skirmishes each day include infantry, artillery and cavalry. Visit the weekend encampment and discover a soldier’s lifestyle during this turbulent time in America’s history. Enjoy live music and a fashion show. House tour includes artifacts rarely on exhibit belonging to the Haight family, mid-19th century residents at Sully. The cost is $9 per adult and $7 per senior and child. For information and to purchase tickets, call 703-437-1794.
Medical care in the 1700s and 1800s was very different from the way it is today. Tour the Sully House including the garden and 18th-century kitchen to learn how home remedies were prepared and used. Tours are offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $7/adult, $6/student, and $5/senior and child. For more information call 703-437-1794.
Saturday, June 9
A Propensity to Dig
No reservation required 10:30am-2:30pm $7adult, $6/ student, $5/senior and child (All ages) Visit Sully Historic Site and the garden of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first Congressman, and learn about plants and their uses in the Federal Era. While many plants were grown for daily sustenance and commerce, others were the basis for medicinal uses as well as decorative elements in the house. Hear about Mrs. Lee and her propensity to dig, and her brother, Zaccheus, a merchant and noted botanist in Philadelphia. Guided tour included.