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Things to do in Alexandria

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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Cultural

Old Town Alexandria is a great place to live, work or visit. It was founded in the early 1700's, so it's got an old historic district near the water front of the Potomac River and... more »

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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was... more » Owner description: The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents left behind by this 141-year-old family business. « less
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Cultural
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Alfred Street is among the oldest African American Baptist Churches in America, celebrating its bicentennial in 2003.
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Historic home of Martha Washington's granddaughter given as a wedding present by President George Washington.
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Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Museums
A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Museums; Cultural
Owner description: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and... more » Owner description: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of one man and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot. The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. (tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4). « less
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792... more » Owner description: Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and hosted the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Today the Museum offers tours, programs and special events. « less
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 33 attractions in Alexandria
Category: History Museums; Cultural
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