Take a walk through Old Town, Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia.
Inspired by the PBS original series ‘Mercy Street,’ visit buildings that were used as hospitals and logistics centers during the Civil War. Learn about the daily struggles in Alexandria at the time and the difficulties for doctors and nurses on both the Union and Confederate sides to deliver care to throngs of wounded soldiers.
Learn about a forgotten founding father, John Carlyle, at his historic stone mansion and gardens — the Carlyle House. Visit the site where George Washington was first addressed as president. Explore the Torpedo Factory, a former naval munitions factory that was converted to become an art center. Find out what happened to the $200,000 from the sale of Mount Vernon and visit Gadsby's Tavern, the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War.