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Old Town Alexandria

Date
Saturday April 22, 2017

Time
10 am to 4 pm

Description
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Host
The Garden Club of Alexandria and The Hunting Creek Garden Club

Overlooking the Potomac River and within minutes of our Nation’s Capital, Alexandria was established in 1749.  Rich in history, Alexandria was a major seaport prior to the Revolutionary War, occupied by Union troops during the Civil War, and 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.  It has more than 4,000 buildings with a historic designation. This walking tour includes five houses with gardens within the historic district and refreshments at a private home.  A Marketplace at the Athenaeum, boutique shopping, and fine dining are just steps away.  In addition, the tour ticket allows access to two Garden Club of Virginia restoration projects, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and Green Spring Gardens, in addition to other local properties of historic interest.  

To help plan your visit to Alexandria, please visit: http://www.visitalexandriava.com for ideas on where to stay, shop and eat.

$45 in advance, $55 day of

 

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