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River Farm, Alexandria

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
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  • Beautiful art shows, revolving around horticulture grace George Washington's former property. Besides an ancient Osage orange tree, River Farm boasts a splendid garden and view of the grand Potomac Ri...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to relax on the porch and read a book or soak up the sun while having a picnic on the lawn. There is a nice flower garden which is a good spot to snap some photos of your kid...  more »
  • We stopped to check out River Farm - lovely! Early in the season but many buds and early bulbs. View was wonderful - enjoyed our visit!  more »
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  • Attended a wedding & reception here in mid-June. My comments pertain to the location & building themselves. The grounds were beautiful, with an abundance of flowers overlooking the river. Upon arriving, it was easy to see why someone would select this as a wedding venue. However, I do think it would be useful for the location to create a flatter surface for chairs to be place on the sloping hill where I'm assuming many people get married. Terraced steps would work quite well. The building was historic and had quite a bit of character. However, the men's bathroom had a broken sink handle and didn't have soap the entire night (not sure who was responsible for that). There was a fair bit of confusion from our ride-share drivers upon arriving because the entrance gate was closed off with no signage about what to do.
  • This place is absolutely spectacular, plus it's absolutely free! From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, come and visit what George Washington considered to be one of the best views of the Potomac River. The gardens and grounds are gorgeous no matter what season you choose to visit. There is a Children's Garden specifically designed for younger children to play, explore, get messy, and immerse themselves in nature. There is also an edible foods garden, a prairie grass section, and an abundance of flowers wherever you look. There is a bathroom on site, inside the building itself, and the parking is easy and free as well. Truly a gem in this area.
  • Beautiful gardens and great staff! I love performing here.

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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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