Old Town Alexandria Tour: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

Are you looking for a way to see Old Town Alexandria without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Find out how a banker’s wife hid a portion of the George Washington family fortune in her underwear drawer during a Union raid • Hear from producer Rick Snider, an award-winning Washington journalist and tour guide • Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Old Town

Three-hundred years of history featuring George Washington, the first martyrs of the Civil War, and a sea captain with 29 children await you in Alexandria’s Old Town, one of the earliest port neighborhoods in North America. On this walking tour, I’ll show you where to find traces of this history, from Colonial America to the Civil War.

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Our tour starts in the heart of Alexandria at the Old Town Farmers’ Market, which is as old as the city itself, and still bustles on Saturday mornings.

Pass By: Carlyle House

On this hour long tour, you’ll also learn how John Carlyle’s House inspired the design of Mount Vernon.

Pass By: Gadsby's Tavern Museum

You’ll make your way to Gadsby’s Tavern, where George Washington ate and the staff still wear 18th-century costumes.

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As you make your way through this riverside port, you’ll see Spite House Alexandria, a property built to spite its neighbors.

Pass By: Alexandria's Christ Church

I’ll also show you where America’s greatest president slept when he visited Alexandria, and where he worshiped at the nearby Christ Church.

Pass By: Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

As you make your way through this riverside port, you’ll see Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a former drug store that cured the ailments of the town’s residents for more than a century.

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On your way towards Old Town Alexandria’s Waterfront, you’ll walk over the historical cobblestones of Captain’s Row, where millionaires now live in homes that were once owned by sea captains.

Pass By: Torpedo Factory Art Center

The tour ends in front of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
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