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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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  • Fun and easy day trip from DC. You can either take the Water Taxi/ Ferry from Georgetown or the Metro ( which drops you off at King St Station). King Street is the main street of Old Town where the....  more
    Fun and easy day trip from DC. You can either take the Water Taxi/ Ferry from Georgetown or the Metro ( which drops you off at King St Station). King Street is the main street of Old Town where the....  more »
  • I found this to be a very walkable town but beware, no spike heels! Most of the area is brick or cobblestone paving. We felt very safe there, even at night. Some very nice, older... 
    I found this to be a very walkable town but beware, no spike heels! Most of the area is brick or cobblestone paving. We felt very safe there, even at night. Some very nice, older...  more »

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