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Make your first stop in Alexandria our Visitor Center located in Old Town. You'll find brochures, maps, and tickets to a variety of tours and attractions. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find local favorites and ongoing events.Plan to visit Alexandria Visitors Center during your Alexandria vacation using our convenient Alexandria online trip itinerary planner.
This Visitor Center was once a private home to the family of William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Today, you can still find warm hospitality waiting for you.
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Alexandria Visitors Center reviews
Very informative and helpful information about different places to see in Alexandria with maps, etc. They answered our questions about getting around the city, parking, etc . As we qualified for a..... more
Very informative and helpful information about different places to see in Alexandria with maps, etc. They answered our questions about getting around the city, parking, etc . As we qualified for a..... more »
Located close to the waterfront this is a must stop to learn much of what is going on in Old Town Alexandria. The staff is very helpful and informative full of knowledge on the area. There are many...
Located close to the waterfront this is a must stop to learn much of what is going on in Old Town Alexandria. The staff is very helpful and informative full of knowledge on the area. There are many... more »
A good place to start if you're visiting Old Town. There are maps, information on shops, restaurants and special events, and a wide range of gifts. The Visitors Guide has a self-guided walking tour that's easy to follow and will give you some interesting historical background. There's a lovely porch if you want to sit and rest in the shade, or benches in the garden. If stairs are a problem, there are Visitors Guides, local newspapers and maps on the ground level near the public restrooms.
We stopped at the Visitor Center after we grabbed our morning coffee, to see what was happening in Old Town. We finished our coffee in the comfy seats on the porch. Then after we checked out the extensive information inside, the helpful staff asked if we were interested in a walking tour. It turned out that there was one leaving from there within a few minutes and we decided to go. The price was very reasonable and our guide, (Ashley?) was so friendly and knowledgable. There is so much history and historical architecture around every corner, from as far back as the 1700's. Just imagining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Forefathers roaming these streets was worth the visit.
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