DC’s Original Old Town – A Perfect Home Base for Your Capital Region Vacation
On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria delights travellers from around the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, experience a walkable mile recognised as one of the “Great Streets” of America with over 200 restaurants, boutiques, historic museums and a vibrant waterfront.
Explore historic sites like Gadsby’s Tavern Museum where the nation’s first president dined and drank, or hop on a bike or boat to his former estate at Mount Vernon, the most visited historic estate in the U.S. Dine and drink in historic buildings at chef-inspired restaurants frequented by U.S. presidents past and present. Sip on handcrafted cocktails at a speakeasy or catch live music in a pub.Discover hidden treasures like the skinniest historic home in America and a 1700s apothecary and see working artists at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II munitions factory.Boat, bike or Metrorail to DC, just minutes away. Awarded a “Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017.”
We recommend spending a couple of days in beautiful Alexandria, to follow is an itinerary of how to fill your time there.