Check out these fascinating historical attractions in Alexandria, Virginia!
Virginia is a state filled with interesting cities, people, and amusements! And one of these cool cities is Alexandria -- especially Old Town Alexandria, which will make you feel like you've stepped back into the 18th and 19th centuries. Check out these historical Alexandria attractions that are sure to make you fall in love with this city even more.
Courtesy of Carlyle House Historic Park (Facebook)
WHERE: 121 North Fairfax Street
CONTACT:Click here or call 703-549-2997
Stroll through Old Town and over to the house of John Carlyle, one of Alexandria's founders! The beautiful, stone mansion was built in 1753 and is now open to the public for enjoyment. Wander through the 18th-century style, 3/4-acre garden, take a tour of the house, or learn how the house was used as a Civil War hospital in the 1800s!
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
WHERE: 4301 West Braddock Road
CONTACT: Click here or call 707-746-4848
When you step foot onto this historic site, you'll learn more about the Civil War than you ever covered in history class! Fort Ward was originally a site for the Union Army during the war, and now it has been converted into a museum. Watch re-enactors show what life was like for soldiers and civilians during the time, and uncover how the Union occupation of Alexandria forever changed the city.
Courtesy of Gadsby's Tavern Museum (Facebook)
WHERE: 134 North Royal Street
CONTACT: Click here or call 703-746-4242
Head to Gadsby's Tavern and see the buildings which were the center of social, business, and political life in 1700s Alexandria! You can go on special tours of the tavern, attend lectures, or participate in hands-on and living-history activities. You could even participate in a period-dance program that'll show how the Alexandrians "got down" back in the day!
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