Imagine a setting where costumed characters stroll on
cobblestoned streets lined with gracious 18th century and 19th century homes. For tour
planners seeking a location to delight an charm their clients, Alexandria has much to
offer. (See Pictorial Tour of the City)
Step back in time to relive Alexandria's rich history and discover why George
Washington and Robert E. Lee called this beautiful place home. Operating much like the
seaport and commercial centre that brought it to prominence more than 250 years ago,
Alexandria is still filled with nautical atmosphere, exotic cuisine, and goods shipped
from distant lands.
Conveniently located 5 miles south of Washington, DC.
Easily accessible by Amtrak and from 3 major airports;
Washington National, Dulles International, and Baltimore-Washington International.
Washington's Metro; both the Blue and Yellow Lines come into
Alexandria with 5 stops in the city.
17 hotels with 3,346 rooms.
13 hotels with meeting space (from board rooms to exhibit
halls and a 10,000 sq. ft ballroom).
Almost 300 restaurants and more than 250 antiques and
Waterfront tours aboard the Admiral Tilp (capacity 80) &
the Matthew Hayes (capacity 149). For charter, the Cherry Blossom paddlewheeler (capacity
Walking tours with an 18th century guide.
Lunch and dinner cruises.
Historic sites and attractions in and near Alexandria include:
Mount Vernon, Gadsby's Tavern, Torpedo Factory Art Centre, George Washington Masonic
Memorial, Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee, Lee-Fendall House, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary
Shop & Museum, the Lyceum, Fort Ward Civil War Site & Museum, the Carlyle House,
Christ Church, Woodlawn Plantation, Gunston Hall.
George Washington Birthday Parade (largest in
St Patrick's Day Parade
Garden Tour (tour private homes and gardens
throughout the Old Town)
Cook's Tour (tour gourmet kitchens and herb
gardens in private homes)
Red Cross Waterfront Festival (attendance in
excess of 120,000)
Virginia Scottish Games
Garrison Day - Fort Ward Historic Site (Civil
Historic Hauntings (Family Trick or Treat at
historic sites and museums)
Ghost & Graveyards Walking Tours
Scottish Christmas Walk (See
Christmas Candlelight Tour
First Night Alexandria (non-alcoholic celebration of the arts)
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