Boutique Old Town Alexandria Food & History Tour

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  • Live Guide
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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Alexandria, Virginia sits just across the river from DC but Old Town feels far removed with its cobblestone streets and charming rowhomes. When visiting DC, we always suggest that people take the time to explore this little nearby gem! Enjoy tastings from locally-owned restaurants which contribute to the story we share. Along the way we will visit a classic spot that has been a mainstay for over 40 years; a restaurant with award-winning dishes, and classic bistro with European roots. Explore the pretty streetscapes, the waterfront, public art pieces, and the architecture while you learn about the evolution of this small city. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to present day, Old Town has played an instrumental part in this country’s history. Come and get a taste of history. A portion of each ticket sale is donated to Bread For The City, an organization who provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty for DC residents.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Blue Fern Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Town

On this tour, you'll explore the history and culture of Old Town Alexandria and taste carefully selected tastings along the way.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Alexandria City Hall & Market Square

After our first restaurant stop, we'll pass through Market Square, the heart of Old Town. If you tour with us on Saturdays, you'll see the longest running farmer's market in action!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Alexandria Visitors Center

As we stroll down King Street, we'll pass by Ramsey House. If you plan to explore more after the tour, we encourage our guests to return here to speak with the friendly staff with a wealth of information.

Stop At: Athenaeum

Our tour route takes you past the Athenaeum, a gallery of fine arts and a performance space. The building is an impressive example of Greek Revival architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Waterfront Park

Alexandria's newest park sits at the end of King Street and features temporary public art installations, the first of which is an interactive, responsive work. The art responds to sound with illuminated color, bathing visitors in rainbow-hued light as they talk, sing, and play within the installation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Torpedo Factory Art Center

We'll pass through the Torpedo Factory, which is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof.

Duration: 5 minutes
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