Private tour

Alexandria: Private Walking Tour of Historic Alexandria

Alexandria: Private Walking Tour of Historic Alexandria

From US$ 160 per person

Join a 2.5-hour private walking tour of Alexandria, home to the most notable American figures.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Meet your private guide in Alexandria for a private walking tour of the city
  • Walk through Christ Church and its graveyard where notable literary figures are buried
  • Learn the stories of George Washington's early life
  • Hear how Gadsby Tavern was at the center of revolutionaries and founding fathers
  • Get local recommendations for the best food spots in the city
Full description
Enjoy an excursion to Alexandria to explore the unique history of the city as out of Alexandria came DC. Enjoy a walking tour with a private historian guide while uncovering the city through stories of notable American figures who called Alexandria home at the forming of the nation. Start the tour with tales of America’s famous founding fathers, and their ties to the town—from Washington and Jefferson to Frenchman Lafayette and founding trustee John Carlyle. Uncover the larger-than-life figure, Washington, by traversing the places which made Alexandria his home. Visit the church where Washington was a member. Walk by the home of his first love and the home of his physician. Then, visit Gadsby’s Tavern and hear of the letters written between other notable past presidents, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, political opponents who went on to have an epic friendship. Listen to the providential tale of how both died on the same day, July 4th. Along your walk, learn how the city of Alexandria arose from its landed gentry to its slave heritage who built much of the infrastructure that remains today. At the end of your tour, explore the town at your own pace. Get recommendations from your guide. Grab a bite to eat or see the farmer's market and enjoy the town's waterfront.
Includes
  • Private guide for your group
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside of the Morrison House hotel - 116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Important information

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  • This is a walking tour, no transportation costs are included
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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