Historic Alexandria

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121 N Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314 121 N Fairfax St., Alexandria Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+17035492997
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Any connoisseur of museums will enjoy the fantastic Alexandria's Carlyle House Historic Park, VA. When you need a generous dose of art, check out this museum for the latest and greatest in fine art.

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    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Closed
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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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This was a great tour. I really enjoyed the whole experience. I just wish there were more stops on the tour.
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Since it was first settled in 1669, and officially established in 1749, the city of Alexandria has played a crucial role in American history. It has existed as a tobacco trading post, a busy port, home to a large free-black community, and a Civil War supply center for Union troops. Famous figures such as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Mama Cass once claimed it as their hometown. Now, more than 260 years since the town’s first historic buildings were constructed, visitors can tour them year-round—with the aid of interpreters dressed in American colonial and Victorian garb.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum displays artifacts unearthed from the city’s streets; the Alexandria Black History Museum welcomes visitors into African American heritage exhibits; and the Fort Ward Museum, a preserved Union fort, hosts regular Civil War reenactments and slumber parties. Along the town’s winding streets, visitors can also step over historic thresholds at Lee-Fendall House and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum; Carlyle House Historic Park, a Union hospital during the Civil War; and Gadsby's Tavern Museum, a favored haunt of founding fathers, journalists, and military officers. Historians and staff also bring history into the present through weekly activities such as fencing classes at the tavern, farmers’ markets at Market Square, restoration workshops, 18th century fashion shows, and film screenings.

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