The Ball-Sellers House Museum is the oldest building in Arlington County and the Arlington Historical Society restored it to what it looked like during the colonial era. Step back in time in a home built in the 1740s. Tour free and see how middle class farmer John Ball, his wife Elizabeth, and their 5 daughters would have lived in Virginia’s Colonial era.
We make our season opening day special. This year, we’re hosting all afternoon demonstrations of how the Ball girls would have spun wool by Sandy Newton, volunteer at Arlington House. Knowledgeable docents in period costume provide visitors with a free tour that shows visitors how the house was built and who lived in the house through the centuries, including William Carlin, a tailor for George Washington and namesake of Glencarlyn.
The House located at 5620 3rd Street, South in the Glencarlyn neighborhood is open free every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 pm from April through October and the summer holidays of Independence, Memorial, and Labor Days. See more on our web page about the House including detailed directions.