Department of Parks and Recreation

Fort C.F. Smith - The Hendry House


Fort C.F. Smith - Hendry HouseThe Hendry House

This restored 20th century mansion is one of the many unique features of Fort C.F. Smith Park in Arlington, Virginia. This house offers historic elegance in a park setting and is perfect for small business meetings, weddings and other private functions.

The exterior has been restored, and the interior has been remodeled to provide ample space and many amenities. This turn of the century Victorian home offers 2,900 square feet of rental space on two levels. This rental space is divided into four separate meeting rooms, a large kitchen for caterers, front and side porches, and a separate changing room for wedding parties or others who need such facilities.

If you would like to set up an appointment to tour the facilities, or if you have any questions regarding the Hendry House or park, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Bit of History About the Hendry House

George Deming started the construction of the present day house in 1901 by moving a small frame house from adjacent property to the present day location of the house. This house has gone through several building phases with each of its owners adding and remodeling the main house. Dr. Ernest S. Hendry bought the property in 1927 and his family owned it until 1994 when Arlington County acquired it. During the time that Dr. Hendry owned the property many exotic and interesting trees were planted on the property along with the planting of a large rock garden and several small formal gardens.

Last Modified: March 05, 2014
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