Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration Picnic Series & More

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House
9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, Virginia 22309

Celebrate world-renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday at the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to visitors in the Washington, DC region—the Pope-Leighey House! Located just 10 miles from Old Town Alexandria, the Pope-Leighey House is the perfect showcase of one of Wright’s “Usonian” style modest homes that he began designing in the 1930s. Visitors are invited to celebrate the anniversary all year long. First up, on Wright’s birthday on June 8, visitors can enjoy Cupcake tours during the day and a special 150th Birthday Picnic & Party fundraiser in the evening, which will include birthday cake from some of the region’s best cake makers, cocktails, music, a unique auction and much more. On July 12, the hilarious cocktail theater troupe Picnic Theater Company will present their version of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” in front of the house (picnic dinner available), and on August 27, the Pope-Leighey Picnic Series ends with a mid-century modern, family-style back-to-school picnic (Loren Pope was an education reporter and author) on the grounds of the house. Stay tuned for other events throughout the year, from in-depth architectural tours to Twilight & Tipple Tours with beverages and bites.