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Minutes from National Harbor and MGM Grand, Old Town Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Visitors can also enjoy the free King Street Trolley or take advantage of our Key to the City museum pass for discounted access to 8 historic sites.

Just a ten minute taxi drive over the bridge or a 20 minute scenic ride on the Alexandria Water Taxi, Alexandria is easy and economical to visit.

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Old Town Alexandria This beautifully preserved historic district is minutes from DC but a world away. Learn More ›
Water Taxi to National Harbor Take a scenic 20-minute water taxi ride from the Alexandria marina to the National Harbor. All Aboard ›
Alexandria Restaurants Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria offer unforgettable meals in a beautifully historic and walkable setting. Bon Appétit ›
Things to Do Countless attractions and specialty tours await in Old Town Alexandria. Have Fun ›
21 Alexandria Tours Around every corner in Old Town Alexandria lie stories, secrets and spirits (of both the spooky and boozy varieties). Find a Tour ›
How to Shop on King Street If you’re looking for a shopping district in the DC area with panache and authentic charm, Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street can’t be beat. Learn More ›
Attractions & Museums Home to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, explore historic mansions, museums and contemporary entertainment venues. Learn More ›
Calendar of Events With concert halls, theaters and outdoor spaces, in Alexandria, there’s something on the bill nearly every day. Learn More ›
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