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Mission, Sully Historic Site:
To preserve, maintain and interpret the historic structures, collections and lands
that comprise Sully, a restored late 18th century dwelling house, outbuildings, constructed slave quarter log house and park grounds.
· To educate the public on the social histories of the families that lived at Sully, including the enslaved community and other diverse residents, from the late 18 thcentury through 1959.
· To promote stewardship through educational interpretive programs, focusing on the rich cultural and natural resource history of Sully and the surrounding region.
An oasis of the past, Sully Historic Site reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture. Richard Bland Lee was Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, as well as General Robert E. Lee's uncle.
On the National Register for Historic Places, and accredited by the American Association of Museums, Sully also includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Guided tours highlight the early 19th century life of the Richard Bland Lee family, tenant farmers and enslaved African Americans. Programs reflect the history of Fairfax County through the 20th century.
Sully has a dedicated core of volunteers that help out in all areas and activities of the site.
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