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Old Town, Alexandria

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Neighborhood Historic Site
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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  • KING STREET, this is so great a place to visit, shop, or eat!!! Ride the FREE TROLLY and stay cool. Shop till you drop!!! PET friendly...........  more »
  • Did a long morning run from my hotel and found Unexpectedly this Nice old town. Historic American old houses. Quaint hotels.  more »
  • I love this area! They have done a tremendous job mixing the old with the new. Lots of places to eat and shop and a free trolley to take you anywhere you might want to go!  more »