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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
Freedman's Village
Fort Ethan Allen


Washington, D.C. (6 Miles)

Ford's Theatre
The Petersen Boarding House
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home
The African American Civil War Museum
Fort Stevens
Lincoln Memorial
National Archives
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
    Fort Marcy
    St. Mary's Church
    Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
    Sully Historic Site
    Dranesville Tavern
    Franconia Museum


    Vienna, Virginia (20 miles)

    Freeman Store/Museum

     

    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 miles
    Richmond, Virginia | 100 miles

       

       

       

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      Civil War Key to the City
      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!

       

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      Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
      221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
      703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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