Offering 250-year-old brick-paved streets lined with 18th-and 19th-century architecture, Old Town Alexandria is quintessential urban living.
Laid out in 1749, Old Town was home to George Washington and Robert E. Lee and was one of the earliest and most important seaports of the Colonial era. Today it teems with boutique shopping, acclaimed dining, vibrant nightlife, and a redeveloped waterfront.
While King Street is often a visitor’s first introduction to Old Town, it is the side streets that unlock the full historic richness which attracts so many.
Old Town was recently named as one of 12 “Distinctive Destinations” for 2011 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.