Old Town Alexandria
Saturday April 18, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Hosted by The Garden Club of Alexandria and Hunting Creek Garden Club
Overlooking the Potomac River and within view of our Nation’s Capital, Alexandria was established in 1749. A major seaport and thriving town prior to the Revolutionary War, it was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War and became a torpedo production site during World War II. In 1946, Old Town Alexandria was the third city in the country to create a historic district to preserve its downtown. Today it boasts 4,000 buildings with a historic designation. This walking tour includes five row houses with courtyard gardens in this preserved area, and refreshments at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Boutique shopping and fine dining are just steps away. In addition to the private properties featured, the tour ticket allows access to: The Carlyle House Historic Park, Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, George Mason’s Gunston Hall and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.
Advance Tickets: $40 pp. www.vagardenweek.org. Available at The Alexandria Visitors Center, The Carlyle House, Marketplace at the Athenaeum, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.