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Regional Attractions

Alexandria, Virginia is full of exciting and enriching cultural attractions and events. But that's not all the city has to offer-located within minutes of Washington DC, Alexandria is the perfect home base if you want to take in all of the museums and historical sites surrounding the nation's capital. Here are some of the amazing attractions conveniently located near Alexandria.


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Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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…Learn More


Entertainment Cruises

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…Learn More

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill

  • Route 235, three miles from Mount Vernon Estate
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Demonstrations by costumed distillers and millers take visitors through the historic processes of whiskey-making and flour and cornmeal production. George Washington's Distillery is the only authentic…Learn More

Gunston Hall Plantation

  • 10709 Gunston Road
  • Lorton, VA 22079-3901

The 1755 Georgian-style mansion was the home of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and a framer of the U.S. Constitution. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major holidays.…Learn More

National Harbor

Rising on the banks of the Potomac River is National Harbor. Built on 350 acres, with more than a mile and a quarter of waterfront, it is an exciting, sprawling community that offers fine restaurants,…Learn More


  • 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20001

The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. The Newseum is…Learn More

Old Town Trolley Tours

  • Welcome Center
  • 1001 E Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20004

Woodlawn - Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

  • 9000 Richmond Highway
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Woodlawn, the first site operated by the National Trust, was part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In 1799, he gave the site to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis’ new bride, Eleanor “Nelly”…Learn More



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