Philip Richard Fendall, a cousin to Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, built this house in 1785.
From 1785 until 1903, the house served as the home to 37 members of the Lee family. During the Civil War, in 1863, the Union Army seized the property for use as a hospital for its wounded soldiers.
The Lee-Fendall House is an architecturally stunning house with decorative arts and archival collections. Now restored to its early Victorian elegance, the house is interpreted as a Lee family home of the 1850-1870 period, presenting a study of 19th century family life. The house is furnished with Lee family heirlooms as well as period pieces produced by Alexandria furniture manufacturers.
The house also has a beautifully restored garden.