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Alexandria hotel is blocks away from the Alexandria waterfront
Alexandria hotel is blocks away from the Alexandria waterfront

Old Town Alexandria at your doorstep

Step into our Colonial past on Old Town’s legendary King Street. Pubs, restaurants, boutique shops and some of the oldest and most beautiful architecture in the country can be found here. Our Old Town Alexandria hotel is blocks away from the Alexandria waterfront and easy ferry access to Washington DC. Those who prefer can take a short Metro ride and arrive in our nation’s capital. The famous Virginia home of George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, is a half hour by taxi or car. Enjoy countless things to do here in the heart of Old Town.

Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, discover top downtown Alexandria attractions within minutes of our contemporary King Street hotel. During your stay at The Alexandria in Old Town Alexandria, take a stroll along charming cobblestone streets, explore the picturesque Potomac waterfront, or step back in time with a visit to one of Alexandria’s numerous historic landmarks. Book a tour with one of our partners or use our Old Town Alexandria Digital Concierge map for directions to and descriptions of the most popular local attractions and historic sites near our contemporary King Street hotel.

Sightseeing Activities:

Let those in the know show you around town with these local tours.

Alexandria Colonial Tours, (703) 519-1749     Frights & Pints Old Town Alexandria Tour, (844) 678-8687     Monuments Cruise, (703) 684-0580     

Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat, (202) 842-2453     Old Town Alexandria Food Tours, 202-852-2268

 

Port City Brewing
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Named the Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Port City Brewing Company was founded in 2011 and brews an exciting line-up of award-winning ales and lagers in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria. Port City Brewing aims to brew innovative, delicious, and well-balanced beers that celebrate raw ingredients.

Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 4-9 PM
Thursday: 4-10 PM
Friday: 3-10 PM
Saturday: 12-10 PM
Sunday: 12-8 PM

Archaeology Museum
105 N Union St # 327, Alexandria, VA 22314

Located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum is reconstructing Alexandria’s history fragment-by-fragment. Visit the museum and find volunteers washing, marking, and cataloguing local artifacts, plus, participate in hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Friday: 10 AM- 3 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 1-5 PM

Torpedo Factory
105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum is reconstructing Alexandria’s history fragment-by-fragment. Visit the museum and find volunteers washing, marking, and cataloguing local artifacts, plus, participate in hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Hours:
Monday through Wednesday: 10 AM-6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM-9 PM
Friday through Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

Farmer’s Market
301 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Old Town Farmers’ Market is the oldest continuously-run farmer’s market in the country. In fact, George Washington even sent his produce from nearby Mount Vernon to be at this farmer’s market, which dates back to 1753. On Saturday mornings year-round, get a taste of local flavor. During peak season, there are more than 70 vendors offering fruits and vegetables to breads and pastries to fresh flowers, jewelry and art.

Hours:
Saturday: 7 AM- 12 PM

Gadsby’s Tavern
134 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated the tavern and hotel from 1796 to 1801, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. George Washington enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavern keepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Hours:
Monday: 6 AM- 2 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 AM- 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-4 PM

Lloyd House
220 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Constructed in the 1790s, Old Town Alexandria’s Lloyd House is one of the best examples of Alexandria’s late 18-century Georgian style and one of five buildings of this style remaining in the city. Today, Lloyd House is used as administrative offices for the Office of Historic Alexandria and may also be rented for private events.

Hours:
Monday through Friday- 10 AM-5 PM

Christ Church
118 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Christ Church Alexandria is an English country-style church built between 1767 and 1773. Christ Church is still an active church and has hosted many former presidents and foreign dignitaries, including George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George W. Bush, and Winston Churchill. Tours of this Old Town Alexandria landmark are available. 

Hours:
Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM – 4 PM
Sundays there are worship services in the morning and evening with tours available from 2 PM-4:30 PM

Friendship Firehouse
107 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The first volunteer fire company in Alexandria, The Friendship Firehouse was established in 1774 to serve the community against the constant threat of fire. Discover the stories and equipment of this historic fire company preserved in the heart of Old Town Alexandria at the Friendship Firehouse Museum.

Hours:
Monday through Friday: Closed
Saturday and Sunday: 1 PM-4 PM

Lyceum
201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Founded in 1838 with the goal of improving public educational and cultural opportunities within the Alexandria community, Alexandria’s History Museum at The Lyceum features exhibitions, public programs, and a museum store. This historic site also served as a Civil War hospital, a private residence, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation’s first Bicentennial Visitor’s Center.

Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-5 PM

Murray Dick Fawcett House
517 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

One of the earliest, and possibly the least altered, 18th-century homes in Alexandria, the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House features gardens open to the public. This 244-year old timber frame and brick dwelling has plans to eventually operate as a museum and educational center focused on domestic life in Alexandria during the 18th and 19th centuries

Hours:
Garden area is open to the public from 8 AM-6 PM

Athenaeum
201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314

One of Alexandria’s two surviving examples of Greek revival neo-classic architecture, The Athenaeum is a unique arts center with a dual mission centered on presenting regional contemporary arts programming and stewardship of this historic building. The Athenaeum hosts concerts, dance, poetry, literary events, and culture-related education.

Hours:
Monday through Wednesday: Closed
Thursday through Sunday: 12 PM-4 PM

Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121

Located south of Alexandria, George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the home of the first American president and his wife for more than 40 years. Open 365 days a year, the estate offers a close-up look at the life and legacy of our most famous founding father. Wander the grounds to see beautiful gardens, heritage breed animals, a working blacksmith shop, and a stunning view of the Potomac River.

Hours:
April through October- 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
November through March- 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Lee Fendall House
614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Lee-Fendall House tells an expansive story of America’s past through the experiences of the people who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. Beginning with the stories of the Fendall and Lee families who fueled the region’s growth after the American Revolution and ending with the struggle for worker’s rights fought by the house’s last resident owner, John L. Lewis. 

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-4 PM

Carlyle House
121 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Discover the story of Alexandria’s co-founder at the City’s oldest stone house.  Learn about daily life of the upper-class, enslaved laborers and General Braddock’s visit. See behind the walls and explore how this 1753 building survived.

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM
Sunday: 12 PM-4 PM

The Alexandria Waterfront
1 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314

The Potomac River provides a stunning background for outdoor dining, a vibrant arts scene, viewing D.C. monuments and cruises to regional attractions. Tour the tall ship Providence or take a craft beer or pirate cruise. Stroll walkable waterfront paths. Discover the newly expanded Waterfront Park at the foot of King Street, home to rotating public art and special events.

Hours:
24 hours a day/7 days a week

King Street Restaurants & Shopping
112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

King Street is a walkable mile in the heart of Old Town Alexandria recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. This bustling thoroughfare is lined with hundreds of independent restaurants and shops tucked in to 18th– and 19th-century architecture.

Hours:
24 hours a day/7 days a week

Restaurants and Shops operate with their own hours of operation.

Apothecary Museum 105
107 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Opened in 1792 and operating until 1933, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is home to a vast collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, medical equipment, prescriptions, formula books, and more. 

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 AM-4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-4 PM

Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Alexandria Black History Museum in Old Town Alexandria showcases local and national history of black American. Honoring the historic leaders of Alexandria’s black community, the Alexandrian Black History Museum highlights the diversity of the African American experience.  

Hours:
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 AM- 4 PM

Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Dr, Alexandria, VA 22301

Dedicated to the memory of our nation’s first president, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial was fashioned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt. Today, this National Historic Landmark is a Masonic temple, research library, and community space. 

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

Alexandria Visitor Center at Ramsay House 
221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Once the private home to Alexandria co-founder William Ramsay, the Alexandria Visitor Center is your go-to spot for city maps, attraction tickets, and information about local tours. Whether you’re looking for directions, suggestions, or souvenirs, visit the Alexandria Visitor Center.

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 AM-5 PM