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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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  • Love Old Town, tons to do, many shops, markets, waterfront activities, planes to watch, art to view.  more »
  • took trolley from Metro, great shops line both sides of King St. Good variety of stores. Prices varied. Shop owners suggested other local businesses. Made some purchases  more »
  • So many many many many shops! We enjoyed our time here and if you plan it right you can walk on the shady side of the street on every turn due to all the...  more »

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