The Historic Alexandria Foundation

Historic Preservation Easements

The Foundation, in conjunction with the Department of Historic Resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City's easement commission (the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission), jointly holds historic and open space easements on eight important properties, including the Lafayette House at 301 South Saint Asaph, the Benjamin Dulany House at 601 Duke and the Bayne-Fowle House at 811 Prince. The Department of Historic Resources and the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission also are sole holders of many other historic and open space, as well as interior architectural features easements on properties in Alexandria. Information and legal assistance regarding the donation of easements is available from the Foundation.

If you are interested in exploring the potential benefits of granting a preservation easement, please call the HAF offices at (703) 549-5811 to schedule an appointment.

Carlyle HouseBuilt c. 1785 and enlarged in 1792, Gadsby's Tavern was a central part of the social, economic, political, and educational life of the city of Alexandria, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

Carlyle House Bird's Eye View of Alexandria by Charles Magnus shows the city during federal occupation in 1863.