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Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour provided by DC Military Tours

Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
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About
On this 1.5-hour walking tour, experience Alexandria's Colonial and Civil War era history.  Visit John Carlyle's 18th century mansion, an 18th century tavern, George Washington's church, and a 19th century Apothecary shop. On your stroll through Alexandria, enjoy the passion of your professional guide and the rich history of the longest Union occupied southern city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Take a walk through Old Town, Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia. Inspired by the PBS original series ‘Mercy Street,’ visit buildings that were used as hospitals and logistics centers during the Civil War. Learn about the daily struggles in Alexandria at the time and the difficulties for doctors and nurses on both the Union and Confederate sides to deliver care to throngs of wounded soldiers. Learn about a forgotten founding father, John Carlyle, at his historic stone mansion and gardens — the Carlyle House. Visit the site where George Washington was first addressed as president. Explore the Torpedo Factory, a former naval munitions factory that was converted to become an art center. Find out what happened to the $200,000 from the sale of Mount Vernon and visit Gadsby's Tavern, the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Take a walk through Old Town, Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia. Inspired by the PBS original series ‘Mercy Street,’ visit buildings that were used as hospitals and logistics centers during the Civil War. Learn about the daily struggles in Alexandria at the time and the difficulties for doctors and nurses on both the Union and Confederate sides to deliver care to throngs of wounded soldiers. Learn about a forgotten founding father, John Carlyle, at his historic stone mansion and gardens — the Carlyle House. Visit the site where George Washington was first addressed as president. Explore the Torpedo Factory, a former naval munitions factory that was converted to become an art center. Find out what happened to the $200,000 from the sale of Mount Vernon and visit Gadsby's Tavern, the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25828P9
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA Alexandria Visitor's Center Back Porch
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA Alexandria Visitor's Center Back Porch
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
Guide has received the second dose of the Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccination along with the booster.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    221 King St
    221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Alexandria Visitor's Center Back Porch
    See address & details
  • 1
    Gadsby's Tavern Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Carlyle House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Athenaeum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mary Lou B
2 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2021 • Friends
Tom is very knowledgeable on the history and personality of Alexandria. Wonderful day walking around the sites in sold Towne. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and delve into various topics of interest. Tom spent lots of time and we departed as he continued towards home and we towards a delightful lunch!
Written 8 November 2021
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JenniferPow
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
The highlight of our day in Alexandria
Jun 2021
Tom, our tour guide, was the best part of our Old Town Alexandria tour and truly brought its history to life. Our visiting family greatly enjoyed his fun approach, good cheer, and deep knowledge of this historic town. Our night consisted of a well-timed walkabout, interesting for all ages, banks, architecture, an apothecary museum, the most historic cobblestone street, 3 taverns, the Carlyle home (where we lucked on to a bagpipe practice), and stellar restaurant suggestion/s. We have been on quite a few tours collectively, but none came close to our DC Military Tour and Tom's amazing ability to go deeper, engage everyone, and to field any question or request from our group.
Written 17 June 2021
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dcmilitarytours
Jenn, Thank you for your kind review and for sharing Aunt Jan and Uncle Frank with me. You were all the most fun group I have had in some time. Please send them my best wishes for their continued safe travel this summer. Tom
Written 19 June 2021
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Tourist819492
2 contributions
Fun walking tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Tom was informative and so knowledgeable on the history of Alexandria. A very interesting tour. We highly recommend it!
Written 8 June 2021
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dcmilitarytours
Susan, That was a fun late afternoon. You gave me a chance to discuss Mary Ball Washington. Enjoy your trip today to Ferry Farm. Tom
Written 9 June 2021
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Brad C
5 contributions
Excellent History of Old Town Alexandria
Mar 2019 • Couples
This 2 hour tour was fantastic. Tom, our tour guide, was an excellent teacher and communicator of the great history of Alexandria as we walked the old town streets. He incorporated both history of the George Washington colonial era and the civil war era of Alexandria. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop was very interesting as he explained what medical care was like during colonial times. Also fascinating was the farmers market that is still going on today since colonial times. Tom was excellent in helping us to understand what life was like back then and elucidated on specific questions we had regarding history.
After the tour he gave us great recommendations for restaurants to visit. I know that DC Military Tours does other tours, and if we return to Washington, DC again we will certainly reach out to them for other tours.
B & K, Littleton Colorado
Written 28 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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