• Tour code: 25828P9
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD $ 149.00 View price calendar

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Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on this 90-minute Civil War-era walking tour. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about its founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area. Visit the historic mansion and gardens of the Carlyle House; Christ Church, where George Washington worshipped; the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop, now preserved as a museum and more. Any necessary entrance fees are included.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money

What You Can Expect

Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

View on Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

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.

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