United States Virginia Alexandria

Old Town

A historic district near D.C. along the Potomac with cobblestone streets, colonial buildings, boutiques, and waterfront parks.

Tips from the community

Take a stroll down memory lane in Old Town Alexandria, an historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. Walk along cobblestone streets flanked by row houses and punctuated with gas lamps. Founded in 1749, there are now more than 200 restaurants and boutiques to explore in this charming downtown minutes from Washington, D.C.

laurenmack 2 years ago

Old Town Alexandria was founded in 1749, making it over 270 years old. It was originally a busy port town and played a significant role in the American Revolution. Today, it is a charming and historic area just a short drive outside of Washington D.C. With its cobblestone streets, boutique shops, and delicious restaurants, it's a great place to explore with the whole family. Be sure to visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Gatsby's Tavern, take a stroll along the waterfront, and try some of the famous Alexandria cupcakes.

chiefseeker 11 months ago

Old Town Guides

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    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Planning a family trip to Washington D.C. with your kids? Look no further than this list of kid-friendly things to do in the city. I took my 10-year-old son to DC for a memorable trip in November 2019, and it was both a fun and educational experience for both of us. From incredible museums to the grandeur of the National Mall, there is no shortage of activities to keep children entertained and engaged in learning. Here are our favorite spots from our trip. Reach out to your representative in Congress up to 6 months in advance for free tickets to many of the top sights as well as special access. Book as many popular sites sell out quickly!
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