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Traditional architecture of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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Old Town Alexandria is the third oldest locally designated historic district in the USA (following Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana).

Photo: W. Connett/Visit Alexandria

An exhibit exploring the Torpedo Factory’s historic roots
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The Torpedo Factory was once a World War II-era torpedo and munitions factory; today, it is one of the largest visual arts centers in the USA.

Photo: K. Summerer/Visit Alexandria

The Spite House, sandwiched between two other historic Alexandria buildings
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At just two meters wide, Spite House on Queen Street is the narrowest historic house in the USA, designed so that horse-drawn wagons and people couldn’t pass through a nearby homeowner’s alley.

Photo: W. Connett/Visit Alexandria

View of Old Town Alexandria from Wilson Bridge
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Nearby Experiences

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Browsing artists’ booths at Alexandria’s King Street Art Festival
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R. Nowitz/Visit Alexandria

Event

King Street Art Festival

September

Bagpipes performance as part of Alexandria’s Scottish Walk Weekend Holiday Festival
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Matt Chenet/Visit Alexandria
Watching the fireworks display as part of the First Night Alexandria celebration
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J. Clifford/Visit Alexandria

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First Night Alexandria

December

A snowy Mount Vernon
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Mount Vernon

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Christmas at Mount Vernon

November - January

Circus-style performance during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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Jessica Hentoft

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Smithsonian FolkLife Festival

June - July

Band performing at Alexandria Birthday Celebration
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City of Alexandria