Civil War Base Camp
Alexandria, Virginia has a rich and important history since before the American Revolution and holds the distinction of being the longest occupied City during the Civil War. As a Southern town with close proximity to the young Nations' Capitol, when Alexandria declared ties to the Confederacy it wasn't long before Federal Troops seized the City - and remained in Alexandria for four long years. Lives were forever changed throughout the United States during this period of unrest, and Alexandria has her own stories to tell.
Come stay with us for as long as you need while you explore Alexandria and the Region to experience Civil War history first-hand. Find all the tools you need right here!
Alexandria is the perfect Base Camp for Civil War sites within 20 miles like...
Arlington, Virginia (5 Miles)
Arlington National Cemetery & Arlington House/Custis-Lee Mansion
Fort Ethan Allen
Washington, D.C. (6 Miles)
The Petersen Boarding House
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home
The African American Civil War Museum
Library of Congress
Clinton, Maryland (14 miles)
Surratt House Museum
Fairfax, Virginia (15 Miles)
Fairfax Museum & Visitors Center
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim
Ox Hill Battlefield Park
St. Mary's Church
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
Sully Historic Site
Vienna, Virginia (20 miles)
Or...if a Day Trip is more your style, Alexandria is the perfect spot to come "home" to after a day full of learning about Civil War history in Northern Virginia. Some of the more famous Civil War spots close to Alexandria include: Manassas, Virginia | 21 miles Fredericksburg, Virginia | 42 milesRichmond, Virginia | 100 miles
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Save even more with the Key to the City Civil War Edition. This savings booklet includes free admission to nine historic sites plus information on Alexandria's Civil War attractions, a Civil War walking tour brochure and even a Civil War mobile phone tour! And, to make your visit complete, the Key to the City also includes over 88 special offers from Alexandria shops, restaurants and attractions. Get your Key to the City for $9 at the Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House | 221 King Street | Alexandria, VA | 703.746.3301. ONLY $9 - A $30 Value!