This historic home is known for its key role in the French and Indian War. British General Benjamin Braddock used the building as his headquarters, meeting with colonial governors to discuss issues facing colonists and ideas about the war. The stately Georgian home, built by John Carlyle in 1752, is an excellent and well-preserved example of day-to-day life in 18th-century Virginia, showing the prosperity of the period.
The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax.
Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd. (Yellow/Blue Lines).
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