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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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All reviews king street free trolley cobblestone streets shops and restaurants torpedo factory fish market interesting shops the main street historic sites metro station great place to walk potomac river dc area water front walk around gadsby's tavern lots of history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The old water front former warehouse factory location has been turned into a pedestrian user friendly neighborhood. It is charming and its historic value and quality has been reborn to be enjoyed.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank apduddle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Founded by the british back in the 1600's is one of the oldest towns in the US. Lots of history, very quaint, nice place to visit. Close to DC and very close to the National Airport. Only 2 metro stops from the airport

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit with kids especially on weekends as there are lot of activities like free magic show, Irish dance.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Wadana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Old Town. 17 blocks on king Street of shops and restaurants. They offer a free trolley and water taxi 18.00 round trip to national Harbor The Wharf and Georgetown .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank josephd75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here for a week for a wedding. Beautiful place with a lot of American history. Lots to see around the town and DC is just 10mins away as is Arlington. A great place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MLB991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Alexandria is certainly worth the visit when in DC. The King St stop is at end (west end) of King St and a short walk or free trolley ride down to the waterfront. The walk provides plenty of window shopping and people watching opportunities....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The time to come here is during dusk to catch tall the people and environment while its just a hopping place to enjoy a nice evening with your significant other and family if choose to. Plenty to do ride the ferry, eat some ice cream...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rojas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a break from DC touring and rode the metro to Old Town for a change of pace. We were surprised to discover the large number of stores which were closed on Mondays or not open until 11:00. Heck, the free trolley doesn't even...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The high ranking Alexandria receives from residents and visitors is well deserved. Singles, couples, families, and DOGS are welcome. We will return many times.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CNGinAC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time stopping in Alexandria (instead of driving through and around). We had a wedding to go to and we found a ton of things to do in Old Town. First, we toured 2 museums: Gadsby's Tavern and the Lee-Fendall House. Then...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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traveller2148
March 15, 2019|
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Response from Laurie B | Reviewed this property |
You have many options. If it's a sunny warm day you might want to Uber or taxi to the ferry and enjoy a fabulous journey by water. The ferry docks right in the harbor in Old Town. If you want another choice you can connect... More
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prepper
January 30, 2019|
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Response from TrainManDan10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes take Metro. If you don't have one, you will need to buy a one time $5 metrorail farecard, in addition to loading money on it. Keep farecard for future visits. Well worth it.
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Momworkout
November 28, 2018|
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Response from RoamWithRobin | Reviewed this property |
There are several places up and down the street. It parks at the east end and then stops at different corners. I picked up s bunch of people in front of my hotel also.
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