Alexandria is so close to D.C. that it actually used to be a part of the federal district, yet it manages to feel as it belongs to another world… another era. Home to one of the oldest historic districts in America, Alexandria boasts a heavy dose of colonial charm. From its founding in 1749, you’ll learn about this pre- Revolutionary home where George Washington worshipped and occasionally stayed, Robert E. Lee grew up, and other stories of this historic town. End the tour at the Waterfront for some great seafood lunch or ice cream and a bit of boardwalk charm.
Check out our Guide to Visiting Alexandria for directions, restaurant recommendations and self guided tour options.
Sights we see or talk about on the Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
We will discuss the history and development of this neighborhood, along with some of its secrets!
Note: We will view the above sites and homes from the street and will not be entering any residences.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Where: Meet your guide outside Christ Church near the corner of Cameron Street and N. Columbus Street (map). The GPS Address of the Church is
Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with Parking Panda.
The tour ends at the Alexandria Waterfront.
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is about 1.5 miles.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.