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Old Town, Alexandria
(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Alexandria trip itinerary maker to visit Old Town on your trip to Alexandria, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very nice, remember (more or less) the Brazilian historical cities. The streets are all adorned Halloween type stations is Christmas, pleasant and quiet place. Good restaurant, has also ballads, bars, pubs unmissable!
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  • Old Town has lots to do. Galleries, shops bars and eateries. The Torpedo Factory is a must see. The water front is great. It's a place for the young and the seasoned traveler. 
  • As the name suggests Old Town is the original town district of modern Alexandria. The area has transformed over the past decades and there are numerous restaurants, clothing stores, antique shops, etc...  more »