We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Old Town

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
Website
Description:

Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of...

Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$95*
and up
Private Narrated Washington DC Tour
More Info
$55*
and up
Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria from...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,960 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1202
    Excellent
  • 534
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Pleasant Area

There's nothing more relaxing then walking around Old Town Alexandria. My wife and I always spend a couple of hours there just leisurely walking around, going in and out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
J F
,
UM
Add Photo Write a Review

1,960 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,837: English reviews
UM
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's nothing more relaxing then walking around Old Town Alexandria. My wife and I always spend a couple of hours there just leisurely walking around, going in and out of different shops and having lunch/dinner in one of the popular restaurants. Other visitors are pleasant, friendly and diverse. Can't wait for my next visit.

Helpful?
Thank J F
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Colonial brownstone buildings line King Street and house multitude of shops and outstanding restaurants.Visitor Center helpful in providing activity,, shopping or restaurant selections. Parking limited on the street, meters vary. Easiest to use underground parking garage for a fee. Restaurant Week August 17-26 this year.

Helpful?
Thank latte06
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful little slice of history in the buildings and a couple of cobblestone streets. Lots of fun little shops, restaurants and things to do.

Helpful?
Thank annemaried156
Alexandia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is nothing more rewarding than to take a stroll through the streets of Old Town Alexandria during the Fall. The weather is very pleasant and the shops and fine dinning restaurants are fantastic. The historic sites, including George Washington old hangout, Gadsby Tavern, are worth visiting it. For those visiting by Metro, don't forget to ride on the free... More 

Helpful?
Thank 748onofrec
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved walking through Old Town, Alexandria. Very charming, friendly, walkable area. Love that the history of the area is so well preserved. Beautiful place to walk around and relax. The waterfront is also very pretty and has some interesting art.

Helpful?
Thank Katie1127
Level Contributor
106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my wife and had a nice walk. So much to see and do. Love how you can seat outside and have a nice lunch or dinner. Can't wait to come back.

Helpful?
Thank salvoaf
North Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
460 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are plenty of restaurants, bars & shops to check out while walking up & down King Street or any of the side streets. There is Trader Joe's & Ross to name a few. Lots of stores and historic sites to browse on a nice day.

Helpful?
Thank sunfun4850
Fort Washington, Maryland
Level Contributor
124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love coming here with my wife. Very romantic setting with plenty to see, shopping, and a wide variety of restaurants. Alexandria is dog friendly too, so we can go out for a stroll and bring Emma as well. Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Rudy B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is walkable. We moved here in 2004 and love it. There is always something to taste or see. Super for house guests. Worth it -in so many ways.

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen O
Liverpool, New York
Level Contributor
185 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Old Town Alexandria. There are shops and restaurants. And historic tours and places. It's also a train ride over the river from DC. Have been several times and will be back

Helpful?
Thank kpurvis87

Been to Old Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Town and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
South-Central Virginia
Springfield, Virginia
11 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Old Town staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?