Old Town Alexandria Harbor
Just minutes from Washington DC this historic town offers many unique historic buildings that you can explore to your heart's content. The Potomac River provides an excellent backdrop for this old town.
Visitors to Alexandria can experience the ambiance of its cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks as they browse the colorful boutiques and antique shops. Alexandria is one of the places that George Washington called home. The beautiful 18th and 19th architecture and the rich history of this place attracts visitors from every nation. King street is the best place to stroll because of the many beautifully restored and maintained 18th and 19th century buildings.
Alexandria was founded in 1749 and is called George Washington's hometown. Alexandria boasts that they have the country's oldest farmers market every Saturday. George Washington sold produce here. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is the place where you can see artists in action and explore archaeology exhibits. The building was an munitions plant during WWII. Market Square provides historians with hours of exploration at the eight historic sites in the area. Dining at one of the many restaurants in Alexandria is special because you can dine in a historic building.
History buffs can appreciate the convenience of traveling to Washington DC and having the opportunity to make a day out of visiting Alexandria and Mount Vernon. Visitors can also make a stop at Arlington Cemetery and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You might even decide to stay in Old Town Alexandria with its charming hotels and take a bus tour to Mount Vernon to see George Washington's home and his grave.
City Center in Washington, DC
George Washington Memorial Parkway