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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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  • So many neat things to do from ghost tours, to trolley rides and great restaurants and shops! You could eat your weight in ice cream! Fantastic ice cream shops! 
  • I've lived in Washington DC my entire life, and I've worked in Old Town Alexandria for about 15 years. The history here never ceases to amaze me. If you are a history buff, and enjoy things like walki...  more »
  • I have lived here since 1980 and it's such a beautiful and manageable town. I never get tired of its beautiful historical streets, incredible period houses, brick sidewalks, gardens and interesting wa...  more »