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Walk Historic Old Town with a Local

history walk

Walk Historic Old Town with a Local

5 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Walk Historic Old Town with a Local

history walk

Walk Historic Old Town with a Local

5 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This walking tour will take you to all the must see spots and more importantly to the lesser known hidden gems only a local can show you. Sites include Market Square, Christ Church (George & Martha Washington were parishioners), Gadsby’s Tavern (frequented by George Washington), The Carlyle House, The Athenaeum, Captain’s Row, the Old Town Waterfront and more. The tour begins and ends at Market Square, the historical epicenter of Old Town Alexandria and current location of modern day City Hall. I then will lead you on a counter clockwise loop walking West past George Washington’s town house to one of the city’s oldest churches, opened in 1773. We’ll then head south and make our way east passing historic mansions with some very interesting photo opportunities and hidden historic gems that can only be seen on foot. We’ll walk down historic Captain’s Row before heading to the Old Town Waterfront. From there we will make our way back up King Street, hitting a few more historic sites before ending the tour where we began at Market Square. NOTE: The tour runs rain or shine

Your host

Learn more about Mark

Mark

I have lived and worked in Old Town Alexandria for 11 years and have discovered a wide variety of historic buildings, alley ways, hidden photo opportunities and countless other historic and visual gems only a local can show you. I am well educated in the local historic nuances of Old Town. I am an amateur photographer for more than 25 years and love sharing with others what I think makes Old Town so beautiful to see, experience and photograph. I have given this tour to friends and family over the years and all have enjoyed it so much I decided to start offering it to a larger audience.

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Where you'll be

Sites include Market Square, Christ Church (George & Martha Washington were parishioners), Gadsby’s Tavern (frequented by George Washington), The Carlyle House, The Athenaeum, Captain’s Row, the Old Town Waterfront and more.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Walk Historic Old Town with a Local
5 reviews
£17/person
5 reviews
£17/person