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Location: 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA
Considered by many to be one of the finest wildlife watching sites in the Washington metropolitan area, Huntley Meadows Park offers trails through 1,424 acres of forest, meadows, and freshwater...
Location: 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA
The Alexandria Black History Museum is comprised of the Museum, the Watson Reading Room, and the Alexandria African American Heritage Park.
The museum, devoted to exhibiting local and ...
Location: 2451 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Yup, Ted's is named for that Ted, of CNN fame, and burgers are king here. The menu features bison or beef patties with a huge number of combinations, including the kitchen sink (g...
Location: The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, #327, Alexandria, VA
The city of Alexandria has played an enormous role in the history of America. So it makes sense that the Alexandria Archaeology Museum exhibits tell the story of archaeologists and volunteers w...
Location: 105-107 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is one of the oldest pharmacies in the nation. After extensive renovations it opens to the public again on November 11, 2006.
Edward Stabler st...
Location: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Fort Ward Museum interprets the site's hist...
Location: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Visiting Gadsby's Tavern Museum is an opportunity to step back in time and experience the social and political world of the 18th century. The museum consists of two buildings, a ca. 1785 tavern...
Location: 101 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA
The Historic Alexandria History Center & Museum Store reflects themes from all the Office of Historic Alexandria museums. Discovery Carts give visitors a sneak peek of museums' collections incl...
Location: 107 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA
Built in 1855, remodeled in 1871, and renovated in 1992, the Friendship Firehouse Museum offers a taste of history with the razzle-dazzle of machinery and heroism thrown in for good measure.
Location: 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA
Alexandria's history museum cleaves to its own historical imperative: to serve as a hub for public education, discussion, and intellectual and artistic pursuits.
The Lyceum's collectio...
Location: 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA
Woodlawn was constructed 1800-05 for Major Lawrence and Eleanor "Nelly" Custis Lewis, President Washington's nephew and Martha Washington's granddaughter. Washington provided 2,000 acres of the...
Location: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA
Designed in the classical architecture of Greece and Rome, The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built by more than two million American Freemasons to honor George Washington - the preemin...
Location: King Street and N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA
Location: Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Historic Del Ray in Alexandria offers a nice mix of housing and retail, with a busy "main street" along Mt. Vernon Avenue which is the site of First Thursdays, festivals, and parades.
Location: 121 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA
On the National Register of Historic Places, Carlyle House is architecturally unique in Alexandria as the only stone, 18th-century Palladian-style house. Daily tours of the house, programs for ...