Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Office of Historic Alexandria has added a new, limited tour in May focusing on what lies behind some of Alexandria's closed doors and in its attics.
Attics and Alleys is a new three-hour walking tour featuring the rarely seen spaces of four sites—the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Carlyle House. This behind-the-scenes access is in honor of National Preservation Month and Virginia's Year of the Historic Home. Tickets are limited. Tours will be offered every Saturday in May beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lee-Fendall House, located at 614 Oronoco St., and ending around noon at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for volunteers and friends group members of any of the four participating sites. For the quickest updates about Alexandria, "like" Old Town Alexandria Patch on Facebook and follow @alexandriapatch …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Some of Alexandria's most revered historic sites in Old Town are offering free admission Monday as part of the George Washington Birthday Celebration.
As part of the city's George Washington Birthday Celebration, a group of historic sites in Alexandria are offering free admission Feb. 18. There is also free shuttle service to Old Town from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station for parade watchers and visitors. For more news about Alexandria's Presidents' Day weekend celebration, Like Old Town Alexandria Patch on Facebook and follow @alexandriapatch on Twitter. Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St.; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 703-838-4242 Friendship Firehouse Museum 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 703-838-3891 Old Presbyterian Meeting House 323 South Fairfax St.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 703-549-6670 The Lyceum 201 S. Washington St.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 703-838-4994 Carlyle House 121 N. …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell have included several Old Town establishments as part of a statewide initiative.
A handful of historic houses in Old Town Alexandria have been included in the Virginia governor’s new list of historic homes across the commonwealth. Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell have announced that 2013 is “Year of the Historic Home” and with that comes an accompanying interactive map of 74 cultural hot spots across the Old Dominion. The list will reach about 100 sites once the map is complete. In Old Town, Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum as well as nearby Mount Vernon Estate, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighy House and the Woodlawn Plantation house are some of the highlighted structures. In addition to the interactive features on the new website, the Virginia Time …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Brightly lit sailboats and powerboats light up the Potomac River Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5:15 p.m., culminating a day of holiday events in Old Town Alexandria.
Alexandria’s annual Boat Parade of Lights rings in December when dozens of colorfully lit powerboats and sailboats parade down the Potomac River. On Saturday, Dec. 1, at the new earlier start time of 5:15 p.m, the parade begins, led by Alexandria’s fireboat Vigilant and Washington, D.C.’s fireboat John H. Glenn Jr., named for the former astronaut and U.S. senator. The boats are dressed to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories including Best in Show, Thinking Outside the Christmas Box and Hardiest Souls. Pre-parade festivities begin at 3 p.m. at the city marina behind the Torpedo Factory and include free photos with Santa Claus for kids and canines plus free hot cocoa and cider. This year’s boat parade is …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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