American Flags on resident doorsteps, celebrating the F4th of July in Alexandria, VA

Inauguration in Alexandria

Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021, will look different than years past. President Elect-Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and their teams, along with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, have advised against travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the ceremony in person due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. For those already in the area, you can honor the day by reading about Alexandria’s presidential connections and immersing yourself in Alexandria's rich history with a guided outdoor Black history tour, a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon and more.

Face coverings are required in Virginia at all indoor public places, except when eating, drinking or exercising. Additionally, a mask is required when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained, even outdoors. Please bring a face covering with you whenever go out, as it is not always possible to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing along the city’s sidewalks, parks and paths.

Note that there are numerous restrictions in Washington, DC for security purposes during the week of Inauguration. These restrictions include reduced access to the National Mall, closed Metrorail stations in downtown DC, closed museums, and no indoor dining. Get more information at Destination DC's Inauguration page.

What's Open in Alexandria From outdoor dining to attractions, see what you can explore. Learn More ›
Experience Manumission Tour Company Explore Alexandria’s extensive African American history through curated heritage walking tours presented by Manumission Tour Company. Take a Tour ›
Commitment to Health & Safety From our ALX Promise program of above-and-beyond safety standards to face mask fashion tips, learn more about our health and safety efforts. Learn More ›
Explore George Washington's Mount Vernon Only eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria lies the nation's most visited historic estate, which continues bustling centuries later. Learn More ›
Things to Do in Alexandria Now Grab your face covering and explore the top things to do in Alexandria now. Learn More ›