Old Town Alexandria Tour and Reception
“Old Town" is actually 250 years old. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Alexandria was a bustling seaport town and remnants of the city's past have been preserved in the street names, architecture, and through stories of people who lived and worked in the old city. George Washington owned property there. Robert E. Lee grew up there. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary displays a prescription prepared for Martha Washington. In the graveyard of the Presbyterian Meeting House is a grave of the unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War.
In sum, in Alexandria, there is a story on every corner and we ant to share them all with you as we follow an experienced colonial-costumed guide. Learn how Scottish families founded one of America’s oldest cities and what those families accomplished, discover Alexandria's role in colonial days, and walk in the footsteps of the town’s leading patriots: George Washington and George Mason.
After the tour, enjoy a reception (cash bar).
Suggested Attire: Casual.
Directions: Meet at the Market Square on the intersection of King Street and Fairfax Street in the center of Old Town.
There is a parking garage on Fairfax Street, as well as street parking. The closest Metro stop is the King Street Station. From there, there are DASH buses that run into Old Town, which is about a mile from the Metro.
Price subject to increase 5 PM Friday, July 20
Jul 22, 2012
Old Town, Virginia