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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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  • Love Old Town, tons to do, many shops, markets, waterfront activities, planes to watch, art to view.  more »
  • took trolley from Metro, great shops line both sides of King St. Good variety of stores. Prices varied. Shop owners suggested other local businesses. Made some purchases  more »

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