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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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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
 
Day Trip To Mount Vernon From Washington DC
"On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home and home town of George Washington. Mount Vernon across the Potomac River in Virginia is a living museum of the life and times of the first President of the United States of America.Tour Washington’s famed mansion visit the plantation outbuildings where re-enactors keep colonial ways alive stroll through Martha Washington’s beautiful gardens
From $53.00

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Parking is Prime!!

Like most very old historical cities, the parking is prime. So you need to know where you can park. There are some that vary from $5.00 to $12.00 (ouch) or metered parking. You may get lucky parking...
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Free Trolley Ride

The Kings Street Trolley seems like an institution. It's been around for ever it seems, but it hasn't. It's debut was in 2008. It's a great way to get around Old Town and it takes you to the King...
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The Metro - King Street & Braddock Road Stations

The DC Metro is a good way to get to and from Old Town Alexandria. There are three stops around Old Town: King Street Station, Braddock Road Station, and Eisenhower Station. King Street Station is at...
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Reagan National Airport - Arlington, VA

While I usually fly into gigantic Dulles Airport in Washington DC, I have occasionally been lucky enough to book a flight through cozy little Reagan National Airport nestled snugly on the banks of the...
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METRO RAIL / BUS

Metro is the best way to get around the area. The Metro (subway, underground, light-rail etc) is very efficient, clean and generally safe. It goes to most of the big tourist sites and gets you close...
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Driving

We were visiting my sister in D.C. so we drove to Alexandria to spent the night and see the sights of the town. It was a relatively easy drive about 15 minutes from her house to the hotel.Parking at...
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Alexandria Trolley

Aptly named the King Street Trolley, this free ride runs up and down King Street taking business people and tourists alike. There is traffic on King Street but it's fun to hop on and it's also a much...
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Four Mile Run Trail - Alexandria to Shirlington

This series of trails runs in Arlington and Alexandria along both sides of Four Mile Run. The parallel trails start in Crystal City (Arlington) and Potomac Yard (Alexandria) and run about two miles to...
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Woodrow Wilson Bridge

The original Woodrow Wilson Bridge was completed in 1961. This bridge, just over a mile long, carried six lanes and had a drawbridge in the middle. Due to the relatively low height of the bridge, the...
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Parking in Old Town

On summer Saturdays in particular, the crowds pour into Alexandria, and parking can be tough. Four visitors, almost all areas in town have two or three hour parking limits. If you park within a block...
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The Yellow Line

The Washington Metro's Yellow Line goes directly to Alexandria' King St, which is the main drag of Old Town. King St Metro Station is only a few stops past Reagan National Airport, and not far from...
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King Street Trolley -- Old Town Alexandria

The King Street Trolley is a free and convenient way to get up and down King Street between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River 17 blocks away. The old-looking black and red trolley...
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Walk Around and Discover Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is a great place to walk around. There are lots of shops and restuarants as well as some beautiful old architecture. So wander around, do some shopping, check outsome fabulous...
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Driving Around Alexandria

The Capital Beltway is one of the most famous roads in the country, particularly for those who are interested in politics. The Beltway is also one of the most infamous roads in the DC-Northern...
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Top Hotels in Alexandria

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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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Yaqui

"Alexandria"
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cjg1

"Historical Alexandria"
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b1bob

"b1bob passes frequently through Alexandria, VA"
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zanzooni

"Hello, Welcome to Old Town Alexandria"
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