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Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Comprising a 1785 Georgian tavern and 1792 hotel, Gadsby’s Tavern and Museum is named for John Gadsby, who operated the businesses from 1796 to 1808, which were the center for politics and business as well as the stage for many dances and musical performances attended by prominent patrons such as George Washington, who celebrated his birthday here twice, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
Credit: Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA)
Friendship Firehouse
Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current Friendship Firehouse was built in 1855 and now houses historic firefighting equipment and exhibits.
Credit: Office of Historic Alexandria
Gadsby's Tavern Museum with family
Credit: Alexandria Convention & Visitors Assoc.
Christ Church
Christ Church is an English country-style church. It was built from 1767 to 1773. George Washington and Robert E. Lee were two of the most notable members of the congregation
Credit: Rich Grant
Christ Church in the Winter
George Washington and Robert E. Lee both attended Christ Church, an English country-style church built between 1767-1773 that still has services for an active congregation and visitors in Old Town Alexandria.
Credit: Rich Grant
Painter at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Painter Chris Cardellino in her studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Credit: Credit Torpedo Factory Art Center
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Inspired by the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, the George Washington Masonic Memorial was dedicated in 1932 for the bicentennial of Washington’s birth. The George Washington Masonic Memorial honors the nation’s first president who was a proud member and patron of the Masons.
Credit: Arthur W. Pierson
Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
Built in 1839, The Lyceum now houses the city's history museum serving the community as a center for historical education and cultural activities.
Credit: Erik Kvalvsik
Memorial Hall at George Washington Masonic Memorial
The George Washington Masonic Memorial Hall features a 17 foot bronze statue of Washington as well as other Masonic artifacts.
Credit: Arthur W. Pierson
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary
Originally opened in 1792 and the longest-operating pharmacy in the nation, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary recently went through an extensive two-year renovation to reveal herbs and medicines dating back generations and hand-blown bottles packaging the potions that were stored and left untouched in the upstairs manufacturing room, now open for the first time since the Apothecary closed in 1933.
Credit: Ben Fink
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary--2nd Floor
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler and the family business remained in operation for 141 years. Over 8,000 early medical care items are still in place. Patrons included Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee.
Credit: Ben Fink
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Credit: Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA)
Carlyle House in the fall
Credit: Erik Kvalsvik for Visit Alexandria
Carlyle House with Colonial Tour Guide
Credit: Richard Nowitz for Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
George Washingtons Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Credit: Lautman for Mount Vernon
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum with family
Credit: Alexandria Convention & Visitors Assoc.