There are many Alexandria hotels close to Old Town. Lanes full of brick and stone homes, shops, and restaurants will lead you to the seaport, and allow you to enjoy the tastes and sounds of the city along the way. Visit Christ Church, which dates from 1773 and claims George Washington among its one-time congregants. Next, pop over to Carlyle House, home to city founder John Carlyle, to get an incredible look into mid-18th century life. From there, explore the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Said to have served luminaries like the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, this museum is filled with examples of the products sold during its nearly 150 years of operation.
Recurring Festivals and Events
If you're traveling to the area in September, book one of many Alexandria rental cars and visit the King Street Arts Festival. More than 200 artists from around the world are represented in this massive outdoor art exhibition. Alexandria vacations in early August can include a stop at the Annual Friendship Firehouse Festival, where you can explore the Firehouse Museum, as well as enjoy the outdoor craft booths, music, and antique fire equipment on display. July, of course, brings fireworks, and you can see the Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall from various points around Alexandria. Additionally, Alexandria has its own celebration on July 11, which commemorates both the city's and the country's birthdays with a huge waterfront bash.
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