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Old Town, Alexandria

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Originally planned in 1749, Old Town is a historical neighborhood along the Potomac River. The collection of townhouses that flank the streets were home to historic figures, such as Robert E. Lee. Stop by Gadsby's Tavern, a working tavern that's been serving drinks since the town's inception. Another hotspot is the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former munitions factory that's now an art studio and gallery with a view of the river. Using our international travel planner, Alexandria attractions like Old Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Alexandria founded 1749 and Old Town is designated as a historic district. This area offers colonial charm with museums, boutiques and restaurants. Added character are the row houses and a couple... 
    Alexandria founded 1749 and Old Town is designated as a historic district. This area offers colonial charm with museums, boutiques and restaurants. Added character are the row houses and a couple...  more »
  • We took the water taxi from National Harbor, which worked out great. Walked around for a few hours in the afternoon, checked out a few historical tours, and went to dinner. Nice area down by the... 
    We took the water taxi from National Harbor, which worked out great. Walked around for a few hours in the afternoon, checked out a few historical tours, and went to dinner. Nice area down by the...  more »

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