Family Fun in Alexandria This Summer April 27, 2017

CONTACT:
Leah Spellman, APR
LSpellman@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5363

Family Fun in Alexandria This Summer

From Fireworks to a Monumental Illumination to Family-Friendly Festivals

Alexandria, VA – Nothing says summer fun like family-friendly music and food festivals, movies under the stars and fireworks along the Potomac. Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and with a nationally designated historic district, Alexandria, Virginia, is the ideal location for your summer vacation with more than 35 special events coming Memorial Day through Labor Day. Highlights include unique events at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and authentic American history experiences in George Washington’s hometown, from family tours led by junior docents at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to a Civil War reenactment at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. Foodies can enjoy the summer weather at more than 30 restaurants that offer al fresco dining along King Street and at numerous festivals like the Taste of Del Ray Food Festival and Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival. Waterfront activities abound and boat cruises cater to everyone from baseball fans to our four-legged friends to those wanting to visit the scenic National Mall. 

New this year is the 150th birthday celebration for world-renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the Pope-Leighey House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to the public in the D.C. region. At Summer Escape at Mount Vernon, visitors will enjoy craft beer, historic culinary treats and live bluegrass music at sunset from the lantern-lit grounds of George Washington’s estate. Wrapping up the summer months is a special project by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter who will wow visitors with breathtaking projections on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Find summer events and more at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer.
Check out summer hotel packages at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/hotels/hotel-packages.

FEATURED EVENTS:

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration Picnic Series & More
June 8, July 12 and August 27, 2017
Admission: Varies
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org 

Celebrate world-renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday at the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to visitors in the D.C. region—the Pope-Leighey House! Located just 10 miles from Old Town Alexandria, the Pope-Leighey House is the perfect showcase of one of Wright’s “Usonian” style modest homes that he began designing in the 1930s. Visitors are invited to celebrate the anniversary all year long.  First up, on Wright’s birthday on June 8, visitors can enjoy Cupcake tours during the day and a special 150th Birthday Picnic & Party fundraiser in the evening, which will include birthday cake from some of the region’s best cake makers, cocktails, music, a unique auction and much more. On July 12, the hilarious cocktail theater troupe Picnic Theater Company will present their version of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” in front of the house (picnic dinner available), and on August 27, the Pope-Leighey Picnic Series ends with a mid-century modern, family-style back-to-school picnic (Loren Pope was an education reporter and author) on the grounds of the house. Stay tuned for other events throughout the year, from in-depth architectural tours to Twilight & Tipple Tours with beverages and bites.   

Alexandria/USA Birthday Celebration
July 8, 2017 from 6-10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/alexandria-birthday-celebration 

Visitors celebrate America’s 241st birthday and Alexandria’s 268th along the Potomac River waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display.

Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter Illumination Tour  
September 3, 2017 from 9 p.m.-midnight
Admission: TBD
George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer 

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and the end of summer taking in Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter’s breathtaking work as it illuminates the George Washington Masonic National Memorial after sunset on September 3, 2017. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is one of the early stops on Hofstetter’s three-year Illumination Tour that kicks off in August and visits one monument in each of the 50 states. Alexandria is proud to have been selected as the location for Hofstetter’s art in Virginia. Hofstetter, one of the world’s best-known light artists, transforms buildings, monuments and natural beauty spots into contemporary works of art. He has created projections of the Titanic on icebergs in the arctic, hieroglyphics on the ancient pyramids of Egypt, and abstract colorful images on the Washington National Cathedral. Hoffstetter, along with his event planner partner Hayes Group, LLC of Vienna, Virginia, will be creating a memorable event that will showcase the best of Virginia. More information about related events will be announced in the coming months.

MORE EVENTS:

40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
May 29, 2017 from 1-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandriava.gov/Recreation 

The 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival will feature a variety of talented musicians and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day. Festival attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food will be available for purchase or you can pack a picnic.

9th Annual Taste of Del Ray Food Festival
June 4, 2017 from 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults; $5 children
Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
www.visitdelray.com 

Mark your calendars, clean your palates and prepare to taste some of the yummiest flavors ever at the 9th Annual Taste of Del Ray, sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association. Top neighborhood restaurants will participate in this delicious competition taking place at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and the adjacent United Bank parking lot, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue. For ticket information, visit www.visitdelray.com.

Summer Escape at Mount Vernon
June 9 & 10, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $25
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org 

Sip craft beer and taste local and historic culinary treats while watching the sun set at the first president’s home! Relax to live bluegrass music from Bud's Collective, play colonial games, and unwind against the backdrop of the Potomac River. Mount Vernon’s chocolatiers will demonstrate the process of making chocolate while serving up chocolate martini samples. The event also offers foodies a chance to talk with a 18th-century herbalist and sample flavorful herb-infused dips and teas. After sampling culinary treats and libations, stroll the lantern-lit grounds and immerse yourself in the 18th century as you mingle with costumed residents. Enjoy 18th-century music, dancing, ice cream making demonstrations, and more historic fun.

Fort Ward Civil War Camp Day
June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free; $5 suggested donation
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22304
703-746-4848
www.AlexandriaVA.gov/FortWard 

Union and Confederate reenactors interpret Civil War military activities in camp settings, present drills, infantry and artillery demonstrations, and civilian impressions.

The Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair
June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-2176
www.visitalexandriava.com/summer 

Now celebrating its 37th year in operation, the Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair features more than 80 arts and crafts vendors. Visitors can browse artisan stalls and purchase handmade pieces in the heart of Old Town at Market Square.

Lecture: Margaret Irwin: “The Journal of Anne Reading”  
June 13, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Admission: $10
The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4994
shop.alexandriava.gov 

Margaret Irwin had long heard family stories about an ancestor who had learned nursing from Florence Nightingale. In 1955, her mother showed her Anne Reading’s handwritten journal for the first time and, 50 years later, she had it published. “The Journal of Anne Reading” documents this amazing woman’s early training and work in the Crimea with Nightingale, her later service in the Mansion House Hospital here in Alexandria during the Civil War, and some aspects of her life after the war. Margaret Irwin will discuss Anne’s life dressed as a Civil War nurse, and will sign copies of her book following the program. Anne Reading inspired the character Anne Hastings featured on the PBS Civil War-era drama MERCY STREET.

Lecture: Margaret Wagner: “America and the Great War”  
June 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4994
shop.alexandriava.gov  

In partnership with Hooray for Books, author Margaret Wagner will lecture and sign books following her remarks. America and the Great War chronicles the United States in neutrality and in conflict, it presents events and arguments, political and military battles, bitter tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement in the first modern war. Drawing on the matchless resources of the Library of Congress, the book includes many eyewitness accounts and more than 250 color and black-and-white images, many never before published.

Father’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon
June 17 & 18, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Included in site fee; $20 for adults; $9 ages 6-11; free children ages 0-5
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org 

General Washington greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father’s Day weekend. Listen as Washington discusses his role as husband, stepfather, and Father of Our Country in the program “Father to the First Family.”

Father’s Day Open Houses in Historic Alexandria
June 18, 2017 from 1-5 p.m.
Admission: Free for visiting fathers; prices vary by location
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.visitalexandriava.com/summer 

In honor of Father’s Day, visiting dads will receive free admission to some of Alexandria’s premier historic sites and have the opportunity to peruse the grounds once frequented by America’s founding fathers.

Alexandria’s Historic Breweries Guided Tour and Tasting
June 18, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $25
Old Town Alexandria
https://portnerbrewhouse.com/events-tours 

Join Alexandria's Historic Breweries author, Garrett Peck, and Portner Brewhouse co-founder, Catherine Portner, on a guided walking tour around Old Town Alexandria exploring the foundations of local brewing. The tour includes highlights from the print brochure, a Portner Brewhouse sponsored beer sampling, and culminates at one of Alexandria's current Hop Stops. Each tour will feature local homebrewers that are interested in your feedback as part of Portner Brewhouse's Craft Beer Test Kitchen™.

4th Annual Well Ray Festival
June 24, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
www.visitdelray.com 

Well Ray is a community-wide effort to highlight resources for living healthily and happily. Browse health and lifestyle inspired tents, take free exercise classes, and enjoy therapeutic massages, acupuncture, physical therapy consultations, chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, blood pressure screenings, and more. Check out wellness-inspired fashion from local fitness clothing designers, jewelers, and boutiques.

Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival
June 24, 2017 from noon-6 p.m.
Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-5592
Admission: Free; tickets required for food and wine samples
www.vineonthewaterfront.com 

Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival is a one-day community-based event focused on showcasing the numerous diverse restaurants of Alexandria and Virginia wineries combined with the opportunity to give back to the community through local non-profit organizations. This is a lively, family-oriented festival offering food and wine tasting along with live entertainment, children’s activities and arts and crafts vendors.

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon
June 30 & July 1, 2017 from 6-9:45 p.m.
Admission: Fireworks with mansion tour: $34 for adults; $24 for youth; no mansion tour: $30 for adults; $20 for youth
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org 

Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling nighttime fireworks, mansion tours, musical performances, and games on George Washington’s beloved estate. Greet General and Mrs. Washington in the historic area before trying your hand at bocce ball. Dust off your dancing shoes for 18th-century dancing demonstrations. Mount Vernon’s colonial artisans will reveal how 18th-century ice cream was made in the days before freezers. Think you can strike a pose better than George Washington? Take your photo posing like the president and tag your photo on social media with #PoseLikeThePrez. Visit Washington’s Tomb at night–this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening. Sparks will be flying at blacksmith shop, which will also be open. Additional food and drink from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will be available for purchase.

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon
July 4, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Included in site fee; $20 for adults; $9 ages 6-11; free children ages 0-5
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org 

An American Celebration includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for new citizens with a special keynote address, daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from General and Mrs. Washington. Enjoy a performance by the National Concert Band during its "Red, White and Blue" concert. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place.

10th Annual Del Ray Music Festival
July 22, 2017 from 3-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
www.delraymusicfestival.com 

The 10th Annual Del Ray Music Festival is a celebration of local talent, demonstrating what an exciting music community we have right here in the D.C. area. Local musicians will perform on two stages in the heart of Del Ray. Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed to traffic between E. Uhler and E. Custis Avenues. Del Ray's independently owned restaurants will host beer gardens offering great food and brews all day. Del Ray Music Festival is proud to highlight local music and a chance to celebrate summer with your friends and neighbors. As always, the Del Ray Music Festival is a free event.

The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
July 30, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $6 per person
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
shop.AlexandriaVA.gov 

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is offering family-friendly tours that explore the real world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Cost is $6 per person; children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets go on sale July 1 for timed entry at shop.AlexandriaVA.gov. This event sells out, so purchase in advance!

The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter: Adults Only
July 30, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
shop.AlexandriaVA.gov 

It’s the 20th anniversary of the world meeting Harry Potter! Relive the magic of the books and explore the real world of Harry Potter while enjoying an inspired cocktail crafted by Old Town Dolci Gelati Cafe. Hour-long tours with timed entry between 6 and 9 p.m. include time for pictures in the photo booth (bring your own camera) and a make-and-take inspired by the series. Cost is $20 and tickets go on sale July 1 at shop.AlexandriaVA.gov. This event sells out, so purchase in advance.

Friendship Firehouse Festival
August 5, 2017 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.historicalexandria.org 

Enjoy the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival in the 100 Block of S. Alfred Street. Visit historic Friendship Firehouse and get a free fire hat! Be sure to see the old hose reel, as well as the suction pumper fire engine, both pulled by hand. This year marks the 151st anniversary of the City of Alexandria Fire Department. Festival includes community booth, fire-fighting activities, fire vehicles, and more.

ONGOING EVENTS:

Apothecary Museum Geek Tour: A Magical Apothecary Tour
June 11, July 9, and August 13, 2017 from noon-1 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
shop.AlexandriaVA.gov 

On this one hour specialty tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, learn about the real world botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion! Adults and children ages 8 and older welcome.

Cinema Del Ray Outdoor Movies
June 17, July 15 and August 19, 2017, at 7 p.m.; films begin at dusk
Admission: Free
Mt Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria VA 22305
www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer 

Bring family, friends, neighbors and a blanket to watch these open-air movies including Sing, Zootopia, Beauty and the Beast and Moana at Cinema Del Ray, now in its 12th season.

Movies Under the Stars Outdoor Movies Series
June 30, July 28 and August 18, 2017 from 8:30-11 p.m.
Admission: Free
Locations vary
703-746-5592
alexandriava.gov/recreation 

The City of Alexandria invites you to a screening of family-friendly movies on June 30 (Ben Brenman Park), July 28 (Waterfront Park) and August 18 (Market Square). Admission is free. Be sure to bring blankets or a beach chair and enjoy an outdoor movie. Arrive early to choose your seating and feel free to bring a picnic supper. Some light concession sales.

Alexandria Archaeology Dig Days
July 8 and August 5, 2017 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Admission: $5
Shuter’s Hill at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301
www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology 

Assist Alexandria Archaeology at a public dig! The dig day includes an introduction to the history and archaeology of the Shuter’s Hill Site, a site tour, and the opportunity to sift through excavated soil and assist with artifact processing. $5 donation and pre-registration is required at www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology.

First Thursdays Del Ray
First Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free; pets welcome
Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
www.visitdelray.com/page-1718168 

First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mt. Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6-9 p.m. Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music and a festive atmosphere.

Friday Night on the Square
Fridays throughout the summer at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandriava.gov/concerts 

City concert series with Friday night performances throughout the summer. Feel free to bring a picnic and chairs or sit around the fountain or bench seating in front of City Hall.

Canine Cruise
Saturdays June 10 & 24, July 15 & 29, August 12 & 26, 2017 departing at 11 a.m.
Admission: $18 adults; $12 children under 12
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.potomacriverboatco.com 

Calling all dog owners or dog lovers! With or without a four-legged friend, you are invited to join us for this special 45-minute cruise of Alexandria’s seaport—a favorite spring activity for locals. Dogs are free, but must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash.

Alexandria Seaport Tour
Through October 9, 2017
Admission: $12 adults (over 18 years old); $6 children
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.potomacriverboatco.com 

Enjoy this 50-minute narrated tour of the colonial Alexandria Seaport of Old Town. Cruise highlights include Founders Park, Old Town Yacht Basin, Captain’s Row, Jones Point Lighthouse and so much more!

Baseball Boat to Nationals Park
Through October 2017; times vary upon Nationals schedule
Admission: $20 one-way; $25 round-trip Monday-Thursday; $30 premium games (listed on website)
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.baseballboat.com 

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers baseball enthusiasts the chance to avoid the crowds and take a leisurely cruise from Old Town Alexandria to Nationals Park along the scenic Potomac River. Online ticket purchases include free parking. Boats returning to Alexandria depart 20 minutes after the final pitch. Boat operates for 80% of Nationals games (check website for specific available dates).

Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat
Through November 1, 2017
Check website for exact schedule
Admission: $68 adults; $40 kids 6-12; $20 kids 2-5
www.BikeAndRollDC.com/tour/mount-vernon-by-bike-and-boat 

Pedal along the Potomac from Old Town Alexandria to George Washington’s estate via the Mount Vernon Trail. Spend the day at the first president’s humble abode then board the Miss Christin for a narrated boat cruise back to Old Town on Potomac Riverboat Company’s Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat tour.

Water Taxi to the National Mall
Through November 1, 2017
Check website for exact schedule
Admission: $28 round-trip for adults; $14 one-way for adults; $16 round-trip for children under 12; $8 one-way for children under 12
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Behind the Torpedo Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.potomacriverboatco.com 

The Potomac Riverboat Co. offers water taxi services directly from Old Town Alexandria to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This 30-minute cruise aboard the Miss Sophie connects D.C. with its oldest neighborhood, docking just steps from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, popular Smithsonian museums and a Capital Bikeshare station.

Pedals ‘N’ Pints at Port City Brewery
First Sunday of every month starting at 9:30 a.m.; third Sunday of every month starting at 10:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Are you a bicyclist who loves beer and lives in the DMV? Be a part of Port City’s Pedals ‘N’ Pints! Course length and difficulty depend on the week, so be sure to check the website. All participants will need to sign a waiver beforehand. Helmet wearing is mandatory for riders of all ages. Port City bike jerseys and performance Pedals ‘N’ Pints shirts will be available for sale before and after the ride.

Joggers & Lagers at Port City Brewery
Every Monday at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Do you measure fun by the pint or by the mile? Try it both ways every Monday night at Joggers & Lagers with Pacers Running. Come out at 7 p.m. to take part in the 1, 3 or 5 mile fun run that takes off and returns to our Tasting Room, which opens at 4 p.m. Expect a fun crowd, support from Pacers Running staff, and periodic visits from their vendors to let you test out their latest offerings. Taking it at your own pace, you will enjoy running our pleasant route through a park and along a trail that follows the water of Holmes Run.

Beer Yoga at Port City Brewery
Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Admission: $15
Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Come stretch out with us at 7 p.m. for Beer Yoga. There is a $15 registration fee that covers the class and a post-yoga pint. (Make sure you get your pint ticket when you check in.) There are only 40 spots available for Beer Yoga, so sign up for the class online. (Registration will open up for this class the day of the prior class at 8 a.m.) What to bring and wear: Yoga mat, bottle of water and towel. Wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in, bend and stretch. We do yoga in the brewhouse and the temperature fluctuates depending on the weather, so make sure you wear layers.

Family Tours at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Every Sunday June 25-Labor Day from 2-5 p.m.
Admission: $5 adults ($4 with AAA); $3 children ages 5-12; free for kids 4 and under
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4242
alexandriava.gov/gadsbystavern 

Special family tours led by junior docents grades 4-7 and ending with hands-on activities in the ballroom will be offered every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Thanks to stationed guides, families will be able to start a tour as soon as they arrive and move through the museum at their own pace, and children will be able to connect with the museum through their peer tour guides.

Find more summer events at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Within eyesight of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria, Virginia is nationally recognized for its acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants, bustling boutiques and dynamic arts set against a backdrop of 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from its days as George Washington’s hometown. Old Town Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a hidden gem tucked beneath the nation’s capital.

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