Here are some facts about Alexandria and Mount Vernon to help you better enjoy your Fairfax County vacations.
Mount Vernon is one of the most historic areas found anywhere in America. Here you'll find the beloved home of America's first president, George Washington. George Washington's Mount Vernon is the most visited historic home in the U.S. and has consistently remained one of the nation's most endearing attractions. You can visit this attraction from the comfort of your own home on a virtual tour or check out the many online activities they have available. Also, be sure to stop by George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill (open April through October), which brings to life the colonial-era business of whiskey making and milling. Shuttles are available from the estate grounds. You can check out all the wineries and distilleries that are open and have pick-up options available on our Fairfax At Home page.
The Alexandria section of Fairfax County, located south of the City of Alexandria, is home to Fort Belvoir and is one the fastest growing areas of the county. Historic sites like Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Huntley Meadows Park perfectly illustrate the natural beauty, charm, and history of this part of the county that flanks the Potomac River. Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is another place that highlights the beauty of Alexandria. Check out their activities for kids that can be done from the comfort of your own home.
See how you can help these beloved attractions in the community during these unusual times like Mount Vernon, local restaurants, Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, Arcadia farm and more by contributing and showing support to local charities.
Mount Vernon and Alexandria are great destinations for anyone who enjoys the arts, culture, outdoor activities, museums, and entertainment all year round while appreciating the natural beauty, charm, and history found in this part of the country. Check to see if there are any virtual events happening in your area!