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“Picturesque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Alexandria
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

This sweet little region is packed with history. It was considered a favourite haunt of George Washington, who visited the Gadsby Tavern frequently, and was a central region between the Union and Confederate forces during the Civil war. There are many old buildings to visit, including the Torpedo museum on the banks of the river, Carlysle House, the apothecary shops, and the stunning George Washington Masonic temple.

Take the free shuttle from the King St Metro, stops along the street, and visit the Visitors Centre for daily tours.

Visited September 2013
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“Old Town Rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

What can I say. We fell in love with Old Town, Va. It is so full if character and charm. Spent almost every day sampling a different eatery along King Street. Free trolleys up and down are a plus. Make sure to stroll up or down Captain's Row.

Visited September 2013
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“NOT dog friendly at all. do not believe the stuff online.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

worst sunday in awhile. keeping a family member's 7 lb dog so wanted brunch at a dog friendly place. based on entirely misleading reviews on this website , we went to chadwicks. big mistake. idiot blonde hostess could not, or didn't want to, figure out a three top and tiny dog on tje very small patio area . we watched tables turn 4 times in an hour and a half and finally left. horrible place. try virture instead. way better service, truly dog friendly and fab food

Visited September 2013
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Silverton, Oregon
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“Excellent Restaurants In Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We walked and walked and walked exploring King Street. There are tons of shops and restaurants to visit. We rode the King Street Trolley one day from the King Street Metro Station. We explored the wharf and listened to street musicians. The buildings/architecture in the area is stunning. Lots of things to do, sights to see, and history to investigate.

Visited September 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Lots of shops and eateries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

King Street seems to be the main shopping area, at the waterfront end there are lots of restaurants and lots of activity, street performers etc. a nice atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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