A combination of Early American heritage and modern flair, Alexandria boasts an eclectic variety of things to do.
•One of America's Top ArtPlaces 2013, Alexandria is home to several Arts organizations including the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League School and the Del Ray Artisans; combine these with live theatre and performance venues and Alexandria overflows with a variety of arts events.
•See why The Washington Post recommends Alexandria's King Street as a stylish shopping destination and The Wall Street Journal praises, "The King Street area has some of the best stores and galleries in the [DC] region." The Old Town Boutique District and Handcrafted Alexandria list fabulous shopping options in Alexandria.
•Hop on and off the FREE King Street Trolley to explore Old Town. The Free King Street Trolley runs every 15 minutes between N. Union Street and the King St-Old Town Metro station from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. daily, with 20 stops for hopping on and off.
Offers seasonal sightseeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi transportation service. Cruises include the Washington monuments, the Alexandria seaport, pirate cruises for children, baseball
The beautiful riverside estate of George Washington includes the Mansion, outbuildings, tomb, & working farm, and new visitor facilities with 25 galleries and theaters. The new Orientation Center and
Alexandria's Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour. Our Colonial costumed guides lead you by lantern light telling you ghost stories, legends and folklore. Reservations accepted. Tours leave from garden of
Bike and Roll encourages locals and tourists alike to hop on two wheels and Bike the Sites® of Alexandria with a bike rental. Cruise the George Washington Parkway to Gravelly Point and feel the rush
Enjoy a fun-filled show that takes you on a memorable musical "tour" of America presented by the area's best singers and musicians with multi-media effects and costumed historical greeters. Presented
Step right into the museum's laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Originally the segregated library for Alexandria's African American residents, the museum documents the local and national history, culture and contributions of Black America. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4
Hunt through the brick-lined streets of Old Town to discover historic places and learn about George Washington and other patriots. Divide into teams and see who wins! Ages 7-11. Map and clues
Experience the foremost men's a cappella performing chorus in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in a cutting-edge renaissance of vocal and visual excellence. Alexandria's own championship
The Alexandria Singers are the DC Area's premier pops chorus performing a repertoire of all types of American Popular Music - jazz, swing, standards, Broadway, and contemporary pop. Catch them at
Maestro Kim Allen Kluge guides the professional orchestra through critically acclaimed performances full of passion and power. Five concerts Sept.-May at 8 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center in
Explore charming Old Town Alexandria with a local historian. Stroll by 18th- and 19th-century houses and buildings and immerse yourself in the history of the city both George Washington and Robert E.
Named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Stop by for sightseeing brochures, maps, etc. Gift shop. Save 50% when you purchase a Key to the City with admission to nine historic
Owned by a ninth-generation Virginian, this company offers a daily 90-minute history tour from Ramsay House Visitors Center. March-Dec, (Jan-Feb by appointment only). Also offered by appointment a
Bring a camera and follow a lantern-carrying guide who gives you lots of early history, a little suspense and mystery and a dose of "ghost." Tour begins at Ramsay House Visitor Center. Reservations
Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is among the nation's largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. As a major component of the cultural fabric of
Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival held in October celebrating our community's diversity through the arts in the Potomac West area in Alexandria, Virginia. Over 300 vendors and 40,000
A Greek Revival building built in 1851, it was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion, where Robert E. Lee did his banking. Today it is an art gallery and home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts
Waterslides, wave pool, lap pool, batting cages and miniature golf. Call for seasonal hours.
Built in 1812 as a schoolhouse, the building has been beautifully renovated with chandeliers adorning its high ceilings, lovely antiques and carpets. Maximum Capacity: Reception 175; Seated 150
The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial honors the service and supreme sacrifice of the 67 men from Alexandria who either died in Vietnam and the surrounding area during that
Designed in grand Art-Deco style and located in the heart of Alexandria, this is a club like no other in the Washington, D.C. area. Featuring white-tablecloth fine dining and live world-class jazz
A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily
This beautiful English country-style church was built between 1767-1773 and was attended by George Washington & Robert E. Lee. Tours available Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-4 p.m., with Sun. morning
This library, in a lovely wooded setting on property once owned by George Washington, fosters an appreciation of the American heritage with objects including many flags, weapons from the Revolutionary
Gourmet dining, dancing and an unparalleled view of our nation's majestic monuments. Day or night, rain or shine, year 'round. Nina's Dandy features a 465-square-foot marble dance floor and
We offer three-hour guided excursions that take you down the cobblestone streets of picturesque Old Town Alexandria. Take a journey through one of the nation’s largest historic districts that was once
A community art organization featuring visual and functional arts with monthly exhibits. Hours are Thursday noon-6 p.m., First Thursday (May through September) noon-9 p.m., Friday noon-9 p.m.,
A distinctive portfolio of sightseeing cruise experiences from Southwest Washington, D.C. with a fantastic fusion of dining, entertainment, and views. Options include brunch, lunch and dinner cruises
First Night revives the ancient traditions of marking the passage of time in a present day context. It was created by a group of civic-minded artists in Boston as a meaningful alternative to
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