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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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The Lee-Fendall House. This home was in Robert E. Lee s family for a long period of time.
The Lee-Fendall House. This home was in Robert E. Lee's family for a long period of time.
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.
Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
Murphy s Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Murphy's Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Christ Church  as seen from a distance. It is difficult to capture the scope of the architecture  ev...
Christ Church, as seen from a distance. It is difficult to capture the scope of the architecture, even from a distance.
Santa appeared in the parade s finale. Mrs. Claus was in a separate car to the left
Santa appeared in the parade's finale. Mrs. Claus was in a separate car to the left
A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manu...
A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manufacturing room, along with office records and supplies.
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Frosty the Snowman dancing
The crowd enjoyed the bagpipe music as marchers came down the first street of the parade that came t...
The crowd enjoyed the bagpipe music as marchers came down the first street of the parade that came through Old Town Alexandria this past weekend
The ballroom at Gadsby s. This is the location where George Washington s birthday party was given in...
The ballroom at Gadsby's. This is the location where George Washington's birthday party was given in 1798 and 1799 (the year he died). Today the museum continues the tradition and celebrates Washington's birthday each year.
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.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
Officers from the City of Alexandria  Va. walk in the parade
Officers from the City of Alexandria, Va. walk in the parade
Robert E. Lee s boyhood home and marker.
Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and marker.
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
Santa s reindeer arrive in Alexandria
Santa's reindeer arrive in Alexandria
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"
Many different varieties of dogs were well represented in the parade. Here are a few all dressed up ...
Many different varieties of dogs were well represented in the parade. Here are a few all dressed up and ready to go.
An energized performance by Santa s Frosty s Follies
An energized performance by Santa's Frosty's Follies

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