The Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Visit the museum on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, at 105 N. Union Street in historic Old Town Alexandria. In the Museum's Public Laboratory, you may find volunteers washing, marking and cataloguing artifacts from the latest dig.
This west end park located on the east end of the fomer U.S. Army base at Cameron Station was named in honor of the late Colonel Ben Brenman, (US Army-retired) on June 23, 1998, by the Alexandria City Council. Colonel Brenman contributed his time and talent as an Alexandria Community activist for over 30 years. His involvement in scores of projects, including acquisition of this parkland, has enriched the quality of life for citizens of Alexandria.
The Athenaeum is one of those great gems of old time Alexandria. My wife and I were scouting wedding locations when we wound up at the Athenaeum then she told me our search was done. Once we got everything booked though their Events Coordinator Richard firstname.lastname@example.org everything fell into place.
Make a day of it at Cameron Run Regional Park, 26 acres of outdoor adventure in Alexandria, Virginia. Spend a summer afternoon splashing and sliding at Great Waves Waterpark. Test your swing in the slowpitch and fastpitch batting cages. Book one of our picnic shelters for a family or community picnic.
Capital Wheel. As you soar 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront, you will marvel at the incomparable views. Sights visible include the National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Masonic Temple, City of Alexandria, Prince George’s County, and the lush parklands throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region.
The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon-4 p.m. Tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4 p.m.
The Fort is the focus of an effort by the Office of Historic Alexandria to study and preserve the post-Civil War historic resources of Fort Ward Park. For Civil War Reenactors The Fort Ward Museum enlists the talents and knowledge of reenactors to offer numerous living history programs interpreting Civil War soldier and civilian life.
Friendship Firehouse Museum The Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774, as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855, was substantially remodeled in 1871, and was restored by the City of Alexandria in 1992.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby's establishment was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The national capital region of Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland is home to The Historic House Museum Consortium of Metropolitan Washington D.C., a diverse collection of over 40 sites open to the public as museums and historic attractions.
Huntley Meadows Location 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Alexandria, VA, Map of Park. Finding the Park. Due to known issues with GPS units, please use the street address if you are following GPS to the park. Huntley Meadows has three entrances. The main entrance is at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria VA 22306.
Historic Ice Well. The Historic Ice Well at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum offers a glimpse into early Alexandria’s commercial and social history. An important and rare example of a commercial well in an urban environment, it provided the tavern with a ready supply of ice to cool beverages or help make the new desert of the day, ice cream.
The mission of the Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center is to provide quality, nature-based interpretive programs for City of Alexandria residents and aid in the management, conservation, and preservation of Alexandria's natural resources through informative recommendations and conservation projects.
Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria. It was a critical piece of the city of Alexandria's history as one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing, and transportation in the nation. Its lighthouse, built in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia.
Jones Point Lighthouse The Jones Point Lighthouse is one of the last riverine lighthouses in the country and the only one still standing in the Chesapeake Bay area. Today it is the focal point of Jones Point Park and a clue to area's history as a busy commercial center and naval base.
King Street has been at the City's center of commerce, civic affairs and cultural events since Alexandria's founding in 1749. Today, Alexandria places strong emphasis on ensuring that King Street's vibrancy, architectural and historic character, and civic and cultural identity are preserved.
This City Hall was built in 1871-74, with Market Square and the Colonial-inspired additions that face the plaza built in the 1960s. Market Square is the site of a weekly farmers market, annual holiday tree lighting and festivities throughout the year.
Planning to visit MGM National Harbor, one of the DC area’s hottest new entertainment destinations? Located on the banks of the Potomac just over the bridge from Old Town Alexandria, MGM National Harbor is the premier luxury resort and casino experience on the East Coast.
The Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that stretches from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It connects with regional trails, including the Potomac Heritage, Custis, Rock Creek, Four Mile Run, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trails.
Many of the City's premier historic sites are owned and operated by the City of Alexandria and fall under the administration of the Office of Historic Alexandria, the department of City government charged with the conservation, interpretation and promotion of these links to the past.
Alexandria’s Mount Vernon Trail beckons runners, walkers and cyclists with 18 miles of waterfront vistas, loads of green space and an easily accessible route that runs all the way from George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate up to Arlington through Old Town Alexandria.
The Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home is an historic house at 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia. It should not be confused with the Lee-Fendall House, which is located at 614 Oronoco St. History. It was the home of William Fitzhugh, and George Washington dined there. Marquis de Lafayette visited in 1824.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and operated in this location from 1805 until 1933. It represents one of Alexandria's oldest continuously run businesses that combined retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing.
The Awakening was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. in 1980 as part of Washington, DC's 11th annual Sculpture Conference, and the sculpture was originally installed at Hains Point in East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.. Hains Point was designated by Congress as the site for a National Peace Garden in 1987.
Washington College (Pennsylvania), one of the original colleges that formed Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania; Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland; Washington College, the original name of Trinity College (Connecticut) Washington College of Law, at American University, Washington, D.C.
The City of Alexandria will host a community pre-construction meeting for the living shoreline and park improvements at Windmill Hill Park and the related pedestrian improvements along South Union St. The meeting will take place Tuesday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Windmill Hill Park, 501 S. Union St.