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Weekend Planner: Fall Harvest Family Days, History and More

Some suggestions for your weekend in and around Alexandria.

Weekend Planner: Fall Harvest Family Days, History and More

Let Patch help you plan your weekend with our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday. 

“We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” Walking Tour

  • 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.

Reenactment of John Carlyle’s 1870 Funeral and Footsteps to the Past Historical Haunts Tour

  • 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.

Fall Harvest Family Days

  • 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.

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