Visitor Center

Alexandria Visitor Center

Planning a trip to Alexandria? When you arrive, make your first stop the Alexandria Visitor Center, located at 221 King Street in Old Town. You'll find brochures, maps and tickets to a variety of tours and attractions. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find local favorites and ongoing events. You can also enjoy our gift shop with Alexandria souvenirs, free Wi-Fi, directions and transportation information and more. 

The Alexandria Visitor Center was once a private home to the family of William Ramsay, Scottish merchant, and city founder. Today, you can still find warm hospitality waiting for you.

Hours of Operation

June-September 2020: 

Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Contact Us 

Have questions? Call us at 703-838-5005 or email us at

Purchase Tickets

  • Alexandria Colonial Tours (history and ghost tours)
  • Footsteps to the Past (history tours)
  • Discover Alexandria (bar crawls, history, sweets tours)
  • Big Bus
  • Home Tour tickets (seasonal)
  • Key to the City: Your passport to 9 Alexandria historic sites + 40% off Mount Vernon, Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi by Hornblower and tall ship Providence for just $20!
  • Capital Wheel
  • Old Town Trolley (Arlington Cemetery & DC tours)