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Alexandria Visitors Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Our First Stop in Old Town

Based on recommendations found online, we stopped by the Visitors Center which was worth the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice staff

We stopped in to get a map of the area. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The restrooms... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Statesville, North Carolina
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“ramsey house”(3 reviews)
Go-to for sightseeing brochures, attraction tickets, maps & gifts. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open year-round.
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221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on recommendations found online, we stopped by the Visitors Center which was worth the time. While initially overwhelmed by all the available brochures, the staff provided me with exactly the maps & brochures I needed based on our interests. Staff was very attentive and...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We travel with our son, who uses a wheelchair. Upon arriving at the visitors center, the signage was a bit confusing leading to the handicapped entrance, which was closed and locked (and marked with a message that they would return tomorrow). I went to the...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is a cute (old) building. It has a nice garden out back that you can walk through. There are public bathrooms as well. The staff was very helpful with suggestions, as well as history. If you are walking on King Street, stop in to...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I asked some questions about photo ops that were advertised in one of their promo magazines and they couldn't tell me exactly how to find them even though the magazine said they "shouldn't be missed". Very disappointed. I finally found 2 of the 3, but...More

Thank L M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The Visitor Center is housed in an historic building close to the Waterfront on King Street. On the ground floor there is an interesting video highlighting the area and also some good restroom facilities. Climb the stairs to the floor above and you meet some...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Up a flights of stairs, not for the handycapped. Small, dingy but helpful staff. Hard to find as it's out of the way.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We stopped in to get a map of the area. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The restrooms were nice and clean. We really enjoyed sitting outside on the porch for a few minutes while we discussed what to do next.

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alexandriavc, Manager at Alexandria Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Happy to hear you had a pleasant experience at our visitor center! Hope you enjoyed your visit and will return to Alexandria soon.

Reviewed December 23, 2017

Talked with them prior to arrival. They suggested to stop first so they could help us. Did buy the Key to the city which gave us admission to many homes open to public and museums in town.

Thank Gary V
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Very sweet people working there, very helpful. Lots of different pamphlets and ideas for things to do. A good place for little souvenirs and things too. Worth stopping in for first time visitors

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Very Nice people to welcome us. The lady was very helpful. She pas very passionnate and have us a lot of good advises.

Thank Catherine T
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Jeffrey M
March 10, 2016|
Response from RachelinKabul | Reviewed this property |
If you're looking to get to DC from Old Town Alexandria, just head up King St from the river (walk west), and about a mile away is both a metro stop and an Amtrak stop.