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History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
"Stroll through Civil War history on this 1.5-hour tour in Alexandria. Meet your professional guide at the Visitor Center located at 221 King Street. Begin your tour by walking through a hospital and logistics center used during the Civil War and open your eyes to the rich history of Alexandria.Visit the stone mansion of John Carlyle a forgotten founding father. Sit in the same pew George Washington sat in at Historic Christ Church. Following your passionate guide walk through a torpedo factory. Discover the mystery about the sale of Mount Vernon at the Alexandria Bank. Then stand in the same place the first two casualties of the Civil War occurred in Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Become a part of the history of the Civil War and experience Alexandria on this exciting walking tour.""""On this 1.5-hour walking tour
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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour
"Enjoy a full day in Virginia visiting two of the greatest attractions in the state. On this day trip from Washington DC you’ll go back in time at Mount Vernon and see the most famous cemetery in the country. Spend your morning at Mount Vernon — George Washington’s plantation home. During your visit you can tour the Mansion as well a dozen other original structures see Washington’s Tomb and walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes. While at Mount Vernon you will have time to eat lunch (not included). Next pass by Old Town Alexandria
From $90.00
 
Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
"Travel approximately 30 minutes to Mount Vernon the home and estate of George Washington one of the founding fathers of the United States and the nation’s first president. On the 500-plus acres of the estate explore the three-story mansion extensive gardens and many original sites including a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm a demonstration farm with an innovative 16-sided treading barn designed by Washington for threshing grain. The mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the mansion inclu presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette
From $79.00

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King Street Corridor to Shopping

In the old town and in the new part of the downtown area, you will find loads of wonderful little shops with common and unique items. Just take the time to stroll around the various streets, namely...
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Eclectic Nature garden shop - Del Ray, Alexandria

This is a funky store that is half garden shop and half funky home decoration store. We visited for the garden shop, which has an OK selection of plants, but nothing like the big stores. They also...
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Mount Vernon Gift Shop

The Mount Vernon Gift Shop has so much to offer: books, china, glassware, jewelry, sweets, wine, Christmas decorations, clothing and furnishings. I have never seen so much George Washington themed...
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King Street Shops

So, as I've stated in many different tips King Street is the place to be! If you're just looking for shopping tips than look no further. Start at one end of King Street and go all the way down. They...
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The Book Bank

The Book Bank on King Street in Old Town is one of the best used book stores I've found in a long time. If you're a collector or just looking for a cheap read, it's a great place to check out. The...
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Old Town Farmers Market

Alexandria holds its weekly farmers market in Old Town at the square in front of City Hall. While many towns have used farmers markets as an afternoon event to increase business for their downtown...
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Olde Towne Gourmet Market - King Street, Old Town

Olde Towne Gourmet Market offers a mish-mash of foreign foods and drinks, mostly from the Middle East and Turkey. We happened to wander in to this larger-than-expected store one afternoon while...
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National Harbor - Across the Potomac in Maryland

National Harbor is the massive, brand new waterfront shopping and entertainment district along the Potomac just outside of the DC Beltway. The 300 acre complex opened in 2008 after some two billion...
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My Organic Market - Del Ray Neighborhood

My Organic Market is a small chain of organic grocery stores with just five locations in the DC Metro area: Alexandria, VA; Rockville, MD; College Park, MD; Columbia East, MD; and Frederick, MD. I...
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Movie Theaters in Alexandria

From my apartment in Old Town there are three convenient movie theaters. The AMC Hoffman Center 22, the Alexandria Old Town Theater, and the Regal Potomac Yard 16. The Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16 is...
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Artisans shops

There are many different type of shops selling art of different medias including paintings, glass, ceramics, wood products. All handmaade by local artisans.Building Hours:10am - 5pm Daily6 - 9pm on...
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The Virginia Company (or The Virginia Shop)

This store has anything and everything either made in Virginia or about Virginia. Virginia Peanuts, coffee mugs, posters, t-shirts, brass doorstops, logo golf balls, etc. etc. A really nice selection...
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Rose Hill Shopping Center

Rose Hill Shopping Centre is a modest strip mall in a suburban part of Alexandria. Among the more prominent stores are Safeway, Vocelli Pizza, Rite Aid, Pet Valu, Subway, and T.J. Maxx. Tim and I...
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A Likely Story

In English, "a likely story" refers to scepticism of an incredible tale. For example, if you tell your spouse you were late coming home because you were abducted by aliens, he or she would say, "A...
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1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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4800 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302, United States
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480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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1456 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22311, United States
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Things to Do Near Alexandria

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Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin

On a warm September morning,I walked all around the Tidal Basin(about 2 miles) and I appreciated the special monuments along the way.i enjoyed the reflection of the Washington Monument in the Tidal...
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

First begun by a Civil War veteran, this was a commercial attraction for many years. The US National Park Service acquired it in 1938. It is now the only national park devoted solely to aquatic...
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FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

This memorial (which we visited late in the day) has sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. . Each of the four "rooms" representing Roosevelt's respective terms in...
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Arlington National Cemetery

It was a hot day in DC so we just hit the highlights - saw the changing of the guard and FJK's grave. If we had had waited a bit longer we could have heard a 21 cannon salute, since this is still an...
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Bureau of Engraving & Printing

This is the real money factory! The place where people that work here can hold in their hands millions of dollars every day but when they go back at home they have to check the bills at the door and...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial

This can be an eery place to visit...especially after dark. The lighting is from the ground up. The soldiers are positioned as if crossing a rice paddy....and you feel as if you are with them in...
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"Alexandria, once part of Washington, now almost DC"
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"Alexandria"
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cjg1

"Historical Alexandria"
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"b1bob passes frequently through Alexandria, VA"
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"Hello, Welcome to Old Town Alexandria"
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