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Old Town Alexandria News

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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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 energized performance by Santa s Frosty s Follies
An energized performance by Santa's Frosty's Follies
Frosty s Follies performers smile towards the audience
Frosty's Follies performers smile towards the audience
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
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 s Follies give the audience a show
Frosty's Follies give the audience a show
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.
The apothecary carried a wide range of products  eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its sto...
The apothecary carried a wide range of products, eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its stock included a variety of bloodletting devices, which were commonly used in earlier eras.
The Old Town Farmers  Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest conti...
The Old Town Farmers' Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest continuously operating farmers' market in the US. Here is one of the tables set up on Dec. 1.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Marker on an Alexandria home.
Marker on an Alexandria home.
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.
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.
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.
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
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.