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Hotel for Frights & Pints Brew Tour

Is it too early to start talking about the Halloween season? Of course not! And actually, some of the Halloween- “spirited” attractions here in Old Town Alexandria are year-round anyhow, and that includes a must-do for any lover of (a) ghost stories; (b) history; and (c) adult beverages.

We’re talking about the Frights & Pints Old Town Alexandria Tour, a great excuse to get a little laidback exercise, learn more about our venerable city’s backstory (and supernatural side), and toast the experience at some fine watering holes along the way.

Frights & Pints Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

The roughly two to two-and-a-half-hour walking tour kicks off at 8:30 PM at Chadwicks on Strand Street, within a few minutes’ strolling distance of The Alexandrian. Upon checking in, you’ll start things off on the right foot (if you will) by receiving a special gift—and then it’s off to hit the pavement and explore Old Town Alexandria’s multilayered past.

Your suitably costumed tour guide will lead you to some of the most history-steeped buildings and locations in Old Town, including more than a few with a bit of a haunted reputation. Engaging facts mixed with ghostly legends will give you a whole new appreciation for one of the historically richest cityscapes in America.

Of course, Frights & Pints is as much a pub tour as a history/ghost walkabout: The outing will include stops at three to four different Alexandria pubs for a beverage at each, and perhaps a few more spooky anecdotes just for good measure.

The tour wraps up a few blocks from its start point on King Street, so you’re all set to mosey back to The Alexandrian—or perhaps continue your bar-hopping along Old Town’s main drag.

Halloween Hotel, Autograph Collection-Style, at The Alexandrian

Consider The Alexandrian your deluxe Halloween headquarters in Old Town Alexandria: perfectly positioned to become acquainted with the city’s sights and spirits with the Frights & Pints walking tour, and to take in all the rest of the area’s holiday festivities, from Boo at the Zoo and Night of the Living Zoo up at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. to trick-or-treating at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Spend part of the Halloween season with us here at The Alexandrian, where you’ll be treated to frightfully fine hospitality for the occasion (and all the rest of the year too, of course)!

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