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Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alexandria

Welcome to Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia

On the western bank of Potomac River sits one of the oldest cities in the Washington, DC region - Old Town Alexandria. With a high concentration of boutiques, a hot dining scene, a slew of antique shops and vibrant arts and culture, Alexandria makes it easy for visitors to stroll its cobblestone streets and be charmed by its historic aura.

The area has been famously loved by presidents both past and present for its foodie atmosphere and chef-driven restaurants and is conveniently accessible by foot, bike, boat, Metrorail, or trolley (check out the King Street Trolley for details).

Here are some places to see in Old Town Alexandria:

  • The Torpedo Factory is a restored art studio complex, which was once a World War II munitions factory.
  • Market Square is a great place for shopping - it is also one of the oldest continuously operating marketplaces in the United States.
  • Robert E. Lee's boyhood home is located here, the Lee-Fendall House.
  • Gadsby's Tavern dates back to 1785 and has now been authentically restored to its 18th-century appearance.
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop was opened in 1792 by Edward Stabler and served its patrons for more than 141 years.
  • Grab a water taxi to a Washington Nationals baseball game, or to George Washington's Mount Vernon, or to the District's National Mall.
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Festivals - Winter - Christmas

Events Calendar

Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Our calendar is full of seasonal holiday events has exactly what you're looking for as our area attractions gear up to celebrate in the most festive of ways. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More