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Alexandria Visitors Center

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Loads of info. Nice place to start but more in the heart of area.

Cute quirky building. Info downstairs street level along with restrooms. Can go upstairs on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
oncearoundtwice
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Stafford, Virginia
Our First Stop in Old Town

Based on recommendations found online, we stopped by the Visitors Center which was worth the time... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
roadtripblondie
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michigan
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Go-to for sightseeing brochures, attraction tickets, maps & gifts. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open year-round.
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221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This town really has a lot going on and you get a lot of info here. From the free trolley to events, had a great time

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute but too crowded and too small. There is a need for a modern addition to accommodate tourists

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute quirky building. Info downstairs street level along with restrooms. Can go upstairs on crickety stairs or use the outside-stairs that go to upper level also with staff for loads more info.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank oncearoundtwice
Reviewed October 25, 2018

About half way along King st and by that point you have seen a lot of shops, cafes etc you can find the Visitor center, its a small place the staff are helpful-ish, its almost like well your here and we are going to tell...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Based on recommendations found online, we stopped by the Visitors Center which was worth the time. While initially overwhelmed by all the available brochures, the staff provided me with exactly the maps & brochures I needed based on our interests. Staff was very attentive and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We travel with our son, who uses a wheelchair. Upon arriving at the visitors center, the signage was a bit confusing leading to the handicapped entrance, which was closed and locked (and marked with a message that they would return tomorrow). I went to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jccnjjcm0m
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is a cute (old) building. It has a nice garden out back that you can walk through. There are public bathrooms as well. The staff was very helpful with suggestions, as well as history. If you are walking on King Street, stop in to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I asked some questions about photo ops that were advertised in one of their promo magazines and they couldn't tell me exactly how to find them even though the magazine said they "shouldn't be missed". Very disappointed. I finally found 2 of the 3, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank L M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The Visitor Center is housed in an historic building close to the Waterfront on King Street. On the ground floor there is an interesting video highlighting the area and also some good restroom facilities. Climb the stairs to the floor above and you meet some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Up a flights of stairs, not for the handycapped. Small, dingy but helpful staff. Hard to find as it's out of the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from RachelinKabul | Reviewed this property |
If you're looking to get to DC from Old Town Alexandria, just head up King St from the river (walk west), and about a mile away is both a metro stop and an Amtrak stop.
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