Old Town Alexandria
Saturday April 23, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The Hunting Creek Garden Club and The Garden Club of Alexandria
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 and an occupied city by Union troops during the Civil War to a major torpedo production site during World War II, Alexandria is full of living history. In 1946, it was the third city in the country to create a historic district to preserve the downtown and today has 4,000 buildings with this designation. Tour includes five homes and gardens in the historic district and refreshments at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Boutique shopping and fine dining are just steps away. Be sure to stop by the Marketplace at the Athenaeum at 201 Prince Street. Ticket price also includes admission to these nearby sites, making for a full day of touring: 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 ticket price: $40; Day of tour $45