With centuries of history and hospitality, Alexandria offers plenty of historic and cultural attractions. The city's many historic homes, churches, businesses, and museums let residents and visitors experience the history that makes our city the charming town it is today. Walk down brick-lined streets in the footsteps of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Explore elegant Federal homes and picturesque cobblestone alleyways on a Self-Guided or Guided Tour of Alexandria.
These tours start at the Lyceum, which offers free parking, so park your car and get ready to tour the town!
* Historical Overview (approximately 75 minutes)
* George Washington (approximately 30 minutes)
* Alexandria Architecture (approximately 60 minutes)
The following tours begin in other locations:
King Street Tours - King Street is Old Town Alexandria's main street. It offers a full day's sightseeing in just one mile! Find some comfy shoes and take the tour from the George Washington Masonic National Memorial all the way to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the banks of the beautiful Potomac River!
Ask Alex - Cell Phone Tours - Experience history using the modern-day convenience of your cell phone!
Alexandria is surrounded by beautiful neighborhoods, diverse culture, and some of the United States' most famous historical sites. One of the best ways to learn about Alexandria's history is through a guided tour. Here is a list of some of the unique guided tours Alexandria offers to its visitors. Be sure to ask your chosen Tour Company which ones they specialize in!
Offers seasonal sightseeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi transportation service. Cruises include the Washington monuments, the Alexandria seaport, pirate cruises for children, baseball
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
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
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
Offering inclusive tours and packages plus local guides for the area for more than 20 years. Leaves from DC's Union Station's First Parking Level.
History and architecture walking tours of Old Town offered from the garden of the Ramsay House Visitors Center, March-Nov., weather permitting. (Alternates with Alexandria Tours.) Also offers tours of
Custom yacht docked in Old Town Alexandria, specializing in corporate meetings & celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions. Ideal for 10-35 guests! Apr-Dec
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