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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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  • Great place to come and relax. We always take the kids to see the fireworks on New Year's Eve. We stop and get hot chocolate from Starbucks. The have an indoor face painting and activity before midnig...  more »
  • This is a great spot for dinner or a warm spring evening walk. There are great options for dinner, for ice cream or for fine shopping, all with mid-atlantic colonial flair.  more »
  • Get the map at the visitor center and show yourself around. Alexandria us a foodie heaven with great shopping from Lululemon to Ross. It's a real neighborhood that is chock full of historic homes. You...  more »