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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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Amtrak

Next to Richmond's Staples Mill station, I arrive and leave from the Alexandria station at 110 Callahan Drive most often. It's a stone's throw from the King Street metro station where I go to other...
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DASH Bus

DART Buses supplement Metro Bus service in Alexandria to various points and historical landmarks within the city and connects with all of Alexandria's metro stations and the Pentagon metro station...
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Virginia Railway Express

Virginia Railway Express is a commuter train line rather like New Jersey Transit or SEPTA in the Philadelphia area. There are two main VRE lines. One runs from Washington's Union Station (through...
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Map of the Old Town Area

This is a map of Old Town to get you aquainted with the area. Most of the Old Town shops and restaurants are within a few blocks on either side of King Street. Take a nice healthy walk as you go from...
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Metro Bus

Metro Bus takes you not just all over Alexandria, but all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. It covers the all of the city of Alexandria, the city of Falls Church, Washington, D.C., and parts of...
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Metro

King Street is in Alexandria is one of many metro stops in the Washington, DC area. The metro is a convenient way to get from point A to point B.
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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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"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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