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Old Town, Alexandria

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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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  • Definitely plan to spend the day! There is so much to look at from the beautiful townhomes, to the incredible variety of shops and restaurants. Watch for street performers and artists too!  more »
  • I love going to the old town waterfront for many reasons. You can enjoy the view, activities, charming weather, people, and everything is there. You can do many things when you are there.  more »
  • This area is filled with things to do and see. We stayed on King Street and they have a free trolley that runs all day to take you back and forth along the street. The waterfront is nice and has many ...  more »