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Date(s) - 04/06/2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ball-Sellers House


The Ball-Sellers House celebrates the beginning of each season on the first Saturday of April–unless it rains.  This opening day we’ll be celebrating with the music of the colonial era. The Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps will be performing (1:30-2:30) followed by colonial era songs sung by the Guillotine Theatre.

Come visit the oldest house in the county built c. 1750. Bring a chair and enjoy the show as re-enactors help transport you back in time.

  • Tour the house with a docent who can tell you how it was built, how people lived, and trace all of Arlington history in this one house.
  • See a colonial era garden, model bee hives,  and a modern rain garden at work.

You’ll also see three memorials to the enslaved who lived here under the Carlins, the second owners of the house. These are the first memorials to honor the lives of the enslaved in our county as part of a joint AHS project with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington

Spend the afternoon in the 1700s listening to the music, tasting sweet treats, and learning how farmers and their families lived and worked the land. Come and experience pre-Arlington as we prepare to celebrate our country’s 250th anniversary.