Old Town Alexandria

Explore the historic port city of Old Town Alexandria and take a ride in the footsteps of our nation’s founders.

Home to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, this vital colonial seaport played a strategic role in the Civil War and saw the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement.

Designated a national historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1946, it provides the perfect background for a journey though the past from colonial times to today.

Old Town is easily accessible via the Mount Vernon Trail and its waterfront provides tourist-friendly ferry connections to Nationals Park, the National Mall and National Harbor, as well as popular river cruises.

R. Kennedy for Visit Alexandria