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Carlyle & Eisenhower

In the southwestern part of the city, Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley is Alexandria’s contemporary counterpoint to historic Old Town. Known as an “economic engine of Alexandria,” with scores of businesses taking root here, the neighborhood celebrates the spirit of science and innovation. The National Science Foundation is located in Carlyle, along with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is home to the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum. Take in Alexandria’s history at the African American Heritage Park and the Edmonson Sisters sculpture. Outdoor spaces host community events and pop-up shops, and the dining scene keeps the mix of old and new fresh, with local favorites like Table Talk and Sweet Fire Donna’s anchoring new spots like Whiskey & Oyster and Tequila and Taco.

Carlyle/Eisenhower Gems

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

Lost Boy Cider Enjoy hand-crafted ciders using real apples and all-natural ingredients at Northern Virginia's first urban cidery located in Alexandria’s Carlyle… 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.” Learn More ›
African-American Heritage Park Established on the site of the oldest known independent African American burial ground, this park honors the contributions of African Americans to the… Learn More ›
Edmonson Sisters Sculpture See a tribute to two teenage sisters who were born into slavery and attempted escape, later becoming vocal abolitionists. Learn More ›

Carlyle & Eisenhower Restaurants