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Alexandria, Virginia | 6055 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22303

Discover Historic Attractions In Old Town Alexandria, VA

From historic landmarks and unique shops to restaurants and family fun, there's so much to see and do in Old Town Alexandria. Wander quaint neighborhoods to see stunning 18th- and 19th-century buildings and cobblestone roads dating as far back as 1749. Your imagination takes over as you walk streets once shared by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Visit vibrant King Street to discover fun attractions, modern street-side cafes and exciting nightlife. Discover unique art and history at museums and galleries like the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Carlye House and Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Take a guided walking tour to learn more about the city or hop aboard a river boat the for a relaxing cruise on the Potomac. 


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  • Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
  • King Street Arts Festival
  • Old Town Farmers Market


  • Guided Tours
  • Museums
  • River Cruises
  • Art Galleries
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Free Trolley


  • Where can i park in Old Town Alexandria?

    Visitors to Old Town will find 19 public parking garages and lots plus metered street parking on and near King Street. Many garages and lots offer a flat rate of $5 after 5pm on weekdays and weekends. The city also offers free metered street parking on Sundays. You can also skip the hassle of parking and ride the Metro into Old Town. Hop on the free King Street Trolley for easy transportation around the neighborhood or take the water taxi to the National Mall.
  • What are best things to do in Old Town Alexandria?

    There's so much to do in Old Town, you really can't go wrong. Be sure to check out these popular attractions: Visit Gadsby's Tavern, built in 1770 and frequented by our founding fathers. Tour the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an open house art studio in a WWII-era torpedo factory. Wander Market Square, a beautiful plaza with a farmer's market in front of Alexandria City Hall. Visit the Potomac Waterfront, a stunning photo destination where you can hop on a water taxi to the National Harbor. Tour the boyhood home of Robert E. Lee, the famous Civil War general. Go shopping on King Street for an incredible selection of boutiques. Take an Old Town Ghost Tour and be fascinated by history and the supernatural.

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