About Alexandria

Alexandria Overview

A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today, Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, arts, events, shopping and historic attractions.

Weather

Alexandria, located in Northern Virginia, is a four seasons destination, blossoming in spring, warming to summer and cooling off for a crisp and colorful fall, which ushers in the cold but cozy charm of winter.

The average high temperature in July is in the high 80's, while in January, high temperatures in the lower 40's are the norm. The city averages about 40 inches of rainfall per year. See below for a live look at the weather in Alexandria.

History of Alexandria

Alexandria formed in 1749. Often called a “living museum,” Alexandria has been a part of America’s most pivotal moments, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the civil rights movements and more. Sights such as the Apothecary Museum and Gadsby’s Tavern offer portals into the past.

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Getting Around  

Alexandria is in close proximity to Ronald Regan National Airport and the Metrorail system. Alexandria has numerous transportation options, making it easy to get around once you arrive.