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Old Town, Alexandria

4.7
#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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  • Old Town has a quaint and historic atmosphere that makes for a nice walk. There are numerous shops and restaurants and a very nice waterfront area. It's a great gateway to DC.  more »
  • Old Town Alexandria has more original historic buildings than Colonial Williamsburg, but they are surrounded by a modern city. Stroll the streets and you will discover many treasures. Stop at the...  more »
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