Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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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.


Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Small group ensures personal service
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Choice of morning or afternoon departure


A colonial tavern where each of the first six Presidents dined.
Apothecary Museum
A “Rosie the Riveter” facility where torpedoes were made during WWII.
Built in 1752, a unique example of Colonial Georgian stone architecture and where the seeds if the Revolutionary War were planted.
A Greek Revival building that has been a bank, warehouse, church, and art gallery.


Professional guide



Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.