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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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  • Old Town is very walkable so visitors of all ages can jaunt about , poke into shops, markets, cafes, museums, bars - all in an historic setting. The cobblestone streets and walkways are delightful and...  more »
  • All kinds of shops and restaurants in the area. Very clean. I saw very little riff raff in the area. I come from Portland Oregon where the angry street kids and transients rule the streets. It was nic...  more »
  • Can't wait to come back in the spring. Our favorite place was Murphys..Kenny made us feel so welcome.