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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. Using our international travel planner, Alexandria attractions like Old Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Old Town is a great place for locals and tourists. You can walk to the water and also go down King St where there are a ton of restaurants and shops. You can park on the street or garage park by the w...  more »
  • Old town is a great place for locals as well as tourists to exprience a taste of history as you walk past lovely and unique three hundred year old homes or take a narrated historycruise to Georgetown.  more »
  • It's just beauitful, what can I say. Historic, neat buildings, pick a place to eat, give yourself time for parking. Beautiful during the holidays.  more »
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