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Photo essay: Step back in time at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Special

Alexandria - The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historical business in Alexandria, Va. There are many terrific tours to take in the Old Town section of the city, and the apothecary is a great option.

Photo essay: A walk through history in Old Town Alexandria Special

Alexandria - The City of Alexandria is deeply rooted in early American history. Throughout the Old Town section of Alexandria, many historical structures remain. When visiting the city and its landmarks, it is like stepping back in time.

Op-Ed: Photo essay ─ Old Town Alexandria is dressed up for the holidays Special

Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. is all dressed up for the holiday season. Walking through Old Town, visitors can see various festive decorations throughout this section of the city.

Photo essay: 'A Soldier's Christmas' at Carlyle House Special

Alexandria - Alexandria, one of the earliest cities in Colonial America, is rich in history. There are many original landmarks in the city, one of which is Carlyle House. On Dec. 1, Carlyle House held a living history event, "A Soldier's Christmas".

Old Town Alexandria kicks off the holiday season, Santa arrives Special

Alexandria - The day after Thanksgiving some people run off to the stores in hopes of snagging some good Black Friday deals, however others look ahead to Christmas festivities.
 

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Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has...
Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has only been "touched" once since it was originally built. These are the original cobbles.
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what ...
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what the shop looked like when it was operational. The business claimed bankruptcy in 1933 and the owners simply locked the doors and walked away.
The pews in Christ Church look much today like they did long ago when people  such as George Washing...
The pews in Christ Church look much today like they did long ago when people, such as George Washington and Robert E. Lee, were members and attended services.
An image taken upstairs in the manufacturing room where products were made. You can see the Leadbeat...
An image taken upstairs in the manufacturing room where products were made. You can see the Leadbeater name on many of these items.
Wonder what s in the box? 
Frosty s Follies Performance
Wonder what's in the box? Frosty's Follies Performance
Back in Colonial times Gadsby s Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited  ate  dran...
Back in Colonial times Gadsby's Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited, ate, drank, socialized, and attended meetings and performances. Washington was a patron as was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Marquis de Lafayette and many other domestic and foreign dignitaries. Here, the museum has replicated the "main" tavern section.
Carlyle House is unique  an 18th-century Palladian-style house located in Alexandria  Va.
Carlyle House is unique, an 18th-century Palladian-style house located in Alexandria, Va.
Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave to the crowd in Alexandria s Market Square
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave to the crowd in Alexandria's Market Square
Image of the house marked  John Douglass Brown House .  The city s website describes this structure ...
Image of the house marked "John Douglass Brown House". The city's website describes this structure as perhaps the "least altered of the surviving early buildings"
An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
Image taken at the parade during the 42nd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Image taken at the parade during the 42nd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
This image was taken during a 2009 tour  this pew was the one Washington and his family occupied for...
This image was taken during a 2009 tour, this pew was the one Washington and his family occupied for Sunday services.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
Frosty s Follies performers smile towards the audience
Frosty's Follies performers smile towards the audience
Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
Frosty s Follies dancing during their 2011 performance at Alexandria s Market Square
Frosty's Follies dancing during their 2011 performance at Alexandria's Market Square
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
Upstairs in the manufacturing room  the space looks remarkably untouched. Even various ingredients a...
Upstairs in the manufacturing room, the space looks remarkably untouched. Even various ingredients and supplies are still in drawers, as you can see in this image.
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria s Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers  market has ...
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria's Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers' market has been held since 1753 and is currently open year-round.