Weekend Planner: Fall Harvest Family Days, History and More
Some suggestions for your weekend in and around Alexandria.
Let Patch help you plan your weekend with our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday.
- Where: Friendship Firehouse Museum, Alexandria
- When: 1 p.m. Saturday
- Why Go: Learn about the lives of firefighters in Union-occupied Alexandria during the Civil War. The walking tour will visit four of the five local firehouses from that era.
- Price: Adults $6, children ages 10 to 17 are $4. Reservations required.
- Where: Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria
- When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
- Why Go: Reenact John Carlyle’s funeral, including a procession to the Old Presbyterian Meeting House and mock internment at the cemetery. The Historical Haunts Tour will run every 15 minutes leaving from Market Square.
- Price: Tickets are $15 per person.
- Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria
- When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday and Sunday
- Why Go: Featuring wagon rides, wheat-treading demonstrations, straw bale maze, apple-roasting, period entertainment and more. Enjoy a Potomac River cruise at half price this weekend only.
- Price: Adults $15, children ages 6-11 $7, children under 5 are FREE.
- Where: The Little Theatre of Alexandria
- When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (shows run through Nov. 17).
- Why Go: This humorous and heart-warming story, written by Ira Levin, is about a couple who renovate an abandoned synagogue only to find it haunted by the synagogue’s late cantor.
- Price: Tickets are $20.