A Visit With Santa

(2-Adult) Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in front of a real open-hearth fire. Make a festive ornament to deck your own halls and enjoy some refreshments. Take a brisk wagon ride around the grounds. Printed photo pictures available for a nominal fee. All attendees must be registered participates including accompanying adults.


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Colors of Fall: Preserved Hanging Leaves

(5-Adult) Every year, the leaves turn all the beautiful shades of fall, but they’re gone too soon! This year, keep the beauty of autumn alive in your home by preserving your favorite colorful leaves. Search the great outdoors for first-rate leaves and learn how to preserve them using [non-toxic] wax. Then learn how to arrange them in bouquets to hang around the house and greet visitors all season long. [Bring your own leaves or use ours. All other supplies provided. This program is designed for a pod or family group of up to 6 people]. For more information, call 703-437-1794. Don't miss this Falltastic program!


Communication Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Communication Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Hidden in Your Backyard: History of Cains Branch

(5-Adult) Hike the trails and learn about the history of abandoned sites hidden from most visitor’s view. Follow trails of forested areas and Cain’s Branch waterway to learn about the life of early inhabitants who made Sully their home. This outdoor guided program does involve some walking over uneven terrain and along trails. For more information, please call 703-437-1794.


Making a Scarecrow

(All Ages) Come out and enjoy the season by creating your own Fall friend. Bring old clothing to stuff with hay and afterwards pose with your new friend. Great Fall photo opportunities. Program is for a family of up to 6 people. This program takes place outdoors (rain date: 11/6/21). Don't miss this Falltastic program!


Peaches and Cream

(6-Adult) Get a taste of summer with hearth-cooked peach pie! Back in the 18th century, Sully Historic Site had more than 1,200 peach trees. Although the orchard is gone, you can still explore the history of Sully’s peaches and all their uses as you cook peach pie using dried peaches, following our historic recipe, in our 18th century kitchen. Make sure to have it a la mode with our hand-churned peach ice cream! This program is designed for a pod or family group of up to 6 people.


Petite Pumpkin Painters

(3-8 yrs.) Bring your preschooler to hunt on their own for the perfect pumpkin to paint as parents watch. While your child’s artwork dries, wander around and play with the many outdoor games set up for the season in a gated area. All children will take home their decorated pumpkin and a festive treat. This program will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Don't miss this Falltastic program!


Sully Historic House Tour

(All Ages) Enjoy a 45-minute tour of the 1794 dwelling, built for Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first Congressman. The story includes his family, political career and the life of the enslaved community that supported Sully. Sully is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Private tours available upon request. Please contact the site for details.


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