Step Back in Time: Historic Alexandria Tour (Replacing Capitol Collections Due to Government Shutdown)

Session Type: Tours

Available Dates & Times


If you are pre-registered, please refer to your registration confirmation sent to you by email.  If you are purchasing tickets on site, please come directly to the tour booth. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and many of the tours are close to selling out.

Please note: All tours will depart from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (L Street South Lobby). 

tour imageOn this tour you will enjoy a lovely drive along the Potomac River as we venture into Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants, this bustling colonial port quickly became the center of commerce and hospitality, with active maritime trading between the colonies and Europe.

This riding/walking tour will include:

Christ Church
Where pews of parishioners George Washington and Robert E. Lee are marked with brass plaques

The Lyceum
Where in 1839, a group of gentlemen calling themselves The Alexandria Lyceum joined with the Alexandria Library Company to build a grand hall to provide a place for lectures, scientific experiments and quiet reading. Since then it has been a Civil War hospital, a private home, an office building and the nation’s first Bicentennial Center.

Walk past historic homes, such as Seaton House, “Flounder” House, and Lafayette House.

On this tour you will also enjoy some free time to window shop in the many specialty shops and the Torpedo Factory, a mecca of artists galleries located on the river.