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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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  • Alexandria’s Old Town is a charming and historic downtown with a mile of local boutiques and restaurants along King Street. Reminiscent of Newport and Nantucket with brick sidewalks and cobblestone... 
    Alexandria’s Old Town is a charming and historic downtown with a mile of local boutiques and restaurants along King Street. Reminiscent of Newport and Nantucket with brick sidewalks and cobblestone...  more »
  • It is nice if you get out early, and don't plan to eat at a restaurant. If it rains much, it floods, and this is often. The streets are very crowded at night, and there seem to be no loud noise... 
    It is nice if you get out early, and don't plan to eat at a restaurant. If it rains much, it floods, and this is often. The streets are very crowded at night, and there seem to be no loud noise...  more »

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