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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Alexandria, Virginia

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
    9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
    703-780-4000, Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for an average-income family, this house was completed in 1942 and was moved to its present location on the grounds of Woodlawn... more info  map

  • Friendship Fire Company
    107 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-3891, Alexandria's first volunteer fire fighting organization, this fire company was established in 1774 and the current firehouse was built in 1855. The firehouse features... more info  map

  • Hollin Hall
    1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
    703-360-3148, A gracious Georgian style manor house which is surrounded by 175 year old boxwood gardens and was once part of a 2,000 acre plantation owned by George Mason. The house... more info  map

  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
    3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA 22121
    703-780-2000, First owned by George Washington's great grandfather in 1674, this historic estate was composed of five farms by the time Washington became president. His home, built... more info

  • River Farm
    7931 East Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22308
    703-768-5700, Situated on 25 acres overlooking the Potomac River, this historic 25 acre estate was once owned by George Washington and is now the headquarters of the American... more info  map

  • Woodlawn Plantation
    9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
    703-780-4000, Designed by William Thornton, architect of the first United States Capitol, this Georgian style mansion was the home of Eleanor Custis and Lawrence Lewis, Martha... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
    4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
    703-838-4848, The best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC, during the American Civil War, this historic site offers exhibits on Civil... more info  map

  • George Washington's Grist Mill
    5513 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
    703-780-3383, George Washington operated this grist mill on Dogue Run, where wheat and corn were ground into flour and meal. After years of use and different owners, the mill... more info  map

  • Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum
    8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
    703-799-1198, Founded by West Ford, a former slave of George Washington's family, who acquired the property in 1833, this area was helped by Quakers and became a place for runaways... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
    105 North Union Street, #327, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-4399, This museum displays the results of recent digs and interprets the results of ongoing research through exhibitions, video, publications, seminars, and tours. more info  map

  • Alexandria Black History Museum
    638 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-4356, This museum documents the contributions of African-Americans to Alexandria's history and culture from 1749 to the present. The building that today houses the museum was... more info  map

  • Athenaeum, The
    201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-548-0035, Built on land that was originally owned by Lord Fairfax and surveyed by George Washington, the Athenaeum is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). ... more info  map

  • Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism
    8301 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
    703-765-1652, Originally part of George Washington's River Farm, this property is now a unique library on Americana complete with an extensive collection of books on American heritage... more info  map

  • Del Ray Artisans
    2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
    Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
    703-838-4827, "Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community." more info  map

  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum
    138 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-4242, Step back in time and see where famous historical figures and everyday people dined and slept while at this historic 18th century property which consists of two... more info  map

  • Lyceum, The
    201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-4994, Known as "Alexandria's History Museum," this museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history and culture of Alexandria and the surrounding Northern Virginia area.... more info  map

  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
    105 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-836-3713, In 1792, Edward Stabler, a young Quaker pharmacist, started a family business which operated continuously for 141 years. When the Depression forced the shop's closing... more info  map

  • Torpedo Factory Art Center
    105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-838-4565, Experience the process of art in action while at this art center where over 160 professional artists create, display, and sell sculptures, paintings, jewelry, stained... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • African American Heritage Park
    Located on Duke Street at Holland Lane
    703-838-4356, This park was designed to co-exist with the original landscape of the on site African-American cemetery and preserve the interesting and varied plant life. The focal... more info  map

  • Cameron Run Regional Park
    4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
    703-960-0767, A regional park that provides a wide range of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including an 18 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, raft... more info  map

  • Green Spring Gardens Park
    4601 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312
    703-642-5173, Operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, this 27 acre park contains demonstration gardens, boardwalks, a horticultural center, a library, a greenhouse, meeting... more info  map

  • Huntley Meadows Park
    3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306
    703-768-2525, This 1,426 acre park in urban Northern Virginia includes wetlands, forest, meadows, streams, and a pond. Facilities include a visitor center, an auditorium, exhibits,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Alexandria Colonial Tours
    201 King Street, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-519-1749, "Alexandria Colonial Tours offers you Alexandria’s original ghost tour filled with ghost stories, legends and folklore." The Ghost & Graveyard Tour is offered from... more info  map

  • Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ship
    Zero Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-683-6076, Climb aboard this beautiful cruise ship and enjoy gourmet dining and dancing while viewing the majestic monuments of Washington, D.C. The ship is world renowned for... more info  map

  • Potomac Riverboat Company
    205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-684-0580, This boat company provides sightseeing tours and private charters aboard four state-of-the-art vessels. Three of the boats offer sightseeing tours where visitors can... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Port City Brewing Company
    3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
    703-797-2739, A craft brewery that produces an exciting line of quality, locally crafted ales for the DC and mid-Atlantic markets. The brewery's tasting room serves a sample of their... more info  map


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