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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

This program has been canceled. Ticket holders will be notified about credit and/or refund options.

George Washington in Alexandria

Weekend Tour

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Code: 1NWB02
$35 - Member
$50 - Non-Member

Interior of Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia

Please Note: This tour has a rescheduled date (originally April 5, 2020).

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No other town is as associated with George Washington as Alexandria, and Washington considered it his hometown. He surveyed Alexandria’s streets as a teenager in 1749, and his public memorial service was held there fifty years later after his death. The tour visits churches, houses, taverns and other sites associated with the first president.

Join author historian Garrett Peck on a charming walk through Old Town’s alleyways, rustic taverns, eighteenth century architecture, ice wells and waterfront. Bring your camera and good walking shoes; the route covers about 1.5 miles along alleyways and sidewalks. If the 2-hour walk works up a thirst, join in an optional happy hour (with cash bar) following the tour.

Note: This tour begins at the main entrance of Christ Church (118 N. Washington Street) and ends at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House (323 S. Fairfax Street). A free trolley is available from King Street Metro station to the waterfront. Parking is available in Old Town, with the Market Square underground garage on Fairfax at Cameron Street recommended. Dress for outdoor walking.