Alexandria, Virginia is a charming historic town featuring colonial buildings, lantern-lit homes, and brick sidewalks.

Sightseeing in Alexandria

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Gatsby's Tavern

Gatsby's Tavern

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Market Square

Market Square

Christ Church

Christ Church

Self-Guided Tours

Tour the Alexandria that George Washington knew with a self-guided walking tour featuring 21 stops. Audio tours are also available.

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George Washington Masonic National Memorial

101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria

The outdoor Observation Deck offers a stunning 360-degree view of historic Alexandria. Inside, you'll find a museum dedicated to George Washington.

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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N. Royal St., Alexandria

Visit the tavern where George Washington twice attended an annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr also visited Gadsby's, in celebration of their victory in the presidential election of 1800. Gadsby's Tavern continues to operate as a restaurant and as a museum.

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Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria

General Edward Braddock, who had been sent to oversee the French and Indian War, made his headquarters at Carlyle House during his short stay in Alexandria. This 18th-century home is now a museum.

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

105-107 South Fairfax St., Alexandria

George Washington's doctors purchased their medicines here. On display are documents with the names of its famous customers, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis and Robert E. Lee.

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Market Square

301 King St., Alexandria

George Washington and his troops marched from Market Square to confront the French in the French and Indian War. Today, Market Square is the home of city hall and a weekly Farmer's Market.

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Christ Church

118 N. Washington St., Alexandria

George Washington attended Christ Church, which was founded as the Church of England when the congregation formed in the 1750s. The church building was completed in 1773. 

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George Washington's Mount Vernon

See the home of Alexandria's most famous resident: George Washington.

His Mount Vernon estate is just 8 miles south of Alexandria and is accessible by car, bike, boat or bus.

Tour George Washington's Mansion, visit his four gardens, meet his farm animals and see where Washington made whiskey. There is also a museum and education center to explore.

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Go to VisitAlexandria.com

For more things to do in Virginia, visit Virginia.org, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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