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Alexandria Celebrates Washington’s Birthday

Celebrate the 290th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in 2022 in the first president's adopted hometown. Alexandria is a “best of” when it comes to the spectrum of sites and special events associated with General Washington. With George Washington’s Mount Vernon just eight miles south of historic Old Town, more than 140 locations in present-day Alexandria are associated with the nation’s first president who conducted business, gathered with friends, worshiped and even owned a townhouse in the city.

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Alexandria’s Commitment to Health & Safety From our ALX Promise program of above-and-beyond safety standards to face mask fashion tips, learn more about our health and safety efforts. Learn More ›
Explore George Washington's Mount Vernon Only eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria lies the nation's most visited historic estate, which continues bustling centuries later. Learn More ›
Discover Alexandria's Presidential Connections With Alexandria's hundreds of independent restaurants in an unforgettable historic atmosphere, it's easy to see why presidents and first families have… Learn More ›
What's Open in Alexandria From outdoor dining to attractions, see what you can explore. Learn More ›


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