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Old Town, Alexandria

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#1 of 14 in Neighborhoods in Virginia
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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  • King St. And the waterfront are rich in historic buildings, great restaurants and interesting shops. Well worth many walks up and down the street. I’d go back just for its ambiance!  more »
  • We visited during the Cherry Blossom Festival and found Old Town a wonderful area. Old city streets with lots of shops and restaurants and very active. It offers a free trolley that runs up and down t...  more »
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