Carlyle & Eisenhower

In the southwestern part of the city, Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley are Alexandria’s contemporary answer to historic Old Town. Known as the “economic engine of Alexandria,” the neighborhood celebrates innovation at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its National Inventors Hall of Fame, while the National Science Foundation, future anchor, is set to open in the fall of 2017, adding heft to Carlyle’s innovation brand. Meanwhile, residents and visitors find a distinctive mix of old and new, from supper club-style entertainment at the art deco Carlyle Club to afternoon picnics, music festivals and more at John Carlyle Square Park. View a PDF map of Carlyle/Eisenhower.

Carlyle/Eisenhower Gems

Here are just some of the top spots to check out:

Things to Do in Carlyle We’ve rounded up our can’t-miss Carlyle stops so you can spend a day exploring the neighborhood. Learn More ›
National Inventors Hall of Fame Located at the US Patent & Trademark office, the Hall of Fame is hailed by USA Today as one of 10 “great places to be inspired by innovation.” More ›
African-American Heritage Park A leafy oasis where you can walk the nature paths that wind through sculpture and historic burial grounds that commemorate the contributions of… More ›
Cameron Run Cameron Run Regional Park and Great Waves Waterpark has two sources of entertainment on 20 acres, enjoyed by children and adults, with massive pools… More ›
Carlyle Club Swing to live music at the Carlyle Club, an Art Deco supper club featuring old-fashioned entertainment. More ›
Exploring Old Town Located just two miles away, Old Town is Alexandria’s nationally designated historic district filled with more than 200 independent shops and… Learn More ›
Biking With its charming neighborhoods, winding trails and Capital Bikeshare stations throughout the city, Alexandria, Virginia, is a biker’s dream. Learn More ›

Carlyle & Eisenhower Restaurants