Things to see and do - Alexandria
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Situated just a few miles down the Potomac River from the nation's capital of Washington DC, this enclave of historic homes and churches set along tree-shaded brick walks retains its colonial charm and an atmosphere of slow-paced Southern gentility. Historic Old Town carefully preserves its early American architectural heritage, and the waterfront area is graced with pretty parks. Restaurants and boutiques line King and Washington Streets. The visitor center at Ramsay House is a good place to begin your explorations; most of the historically noteworthy structures are located with an easy walk of the waterfront area.
Tourist attractions Alexandria : Things to see and do
N Fairfax St USA - Alexandria, VA 22314
Old Town, Alexandria traces its beginnings to the early 1700s, when a tobacco warehouse on the waterfront near what is now Oronoco Street spawned a small settlement. In recent decades the Old Town quarter of the city has paid increasing attention to ..
Corner of N. Washington St. and Cameron St. USA - Alexandria, VA 22314
Encircled by a high wall, the church grounds provide a peaceful haven where trees shade 18C grave markers. Both George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped in the simple brick and stone structure, with its pepperpot steeple. By tradition, 20C presi..
134 N. Royal St. USA - Alexandria, VA 22314
This tavern is one of the most celebrated hostelries from the early days of the country. Functioning now as a museum and restaurant, it is actually two joined brick structures. Gadsby's famous ballroom, which occupies much of the second floor of the ..
1101 North Washington Street USA - Alexandria VA 22314
Ideally situated in Alexandria, Virginia's historic Old Town and minutes from Washington, D.C., this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV along with a work desk. Begin the day at the Best Western Old Colony Inn with a fre..