Walking Tour: The Sites of Three Destroyed Historic Homes in Southeast Fairfax County
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Local author and historian Jay Roberts is holding a free walking tour of the sites of three of the destroyed homes in his book, “Lost Alexandria, An Illustrated History of Sixteen Destroyed Historic Homes in and Around Alexandria, Virginia.”
Three landmark homes — Mount Eagle, Spring Bank, City View — once graced the landscape south of Alexandria. Jay Roberts, local historian, blogger and author, will guide a walking tour of the site of these three destroyed historic homes that were demolished in the 1960s.
Learn about the hidden history behind the homes and their owners, which included Bryan, Eighth Lord Fairfax, lifelong friend of George Washington and John Mason, a grandson of George Mason.
Jay will also touch on the area’s colonial history.
The tour will meet at Mount Eagle Park, at the corner of Biscayne Drive and Huntington Park Drive, just south of the Huntington Metro Station Kiss and Ride Lot and just east of The Courts at Huntington Station. The tour ends at the Panera in the Beacon Center Shopping Center.