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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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This is what behind one of the shop s counters looked like from a customer s perspective in this lon...
This is what behind one of the shop's counters looked like from a customer's perspective in this long-running business.
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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
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Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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The current pulpit was installed in the late 19th century  it is not an original  but a replica in d...
The current pulpit was installed in the late 19th century, it is not an original, but a replica in design, placement and liturgical practices to be consistent with the way it would have looked in the 18th century.
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Rudolph waves to the audience at Alexandria s Market Square
Rudolph waves to the audience at Alexandria's Market Square
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A selection of old glass baby bottles on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
A selection of old glass baby bottles on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
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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
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Frosty s Follies performers smile towards the audience
Frosty's Follies performers smile towards the audience
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Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
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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.
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Frosty s Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria  2011
Frosty's Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria, 2011
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Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
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A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
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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.
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Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
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Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
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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.
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The crowd was surprised to see Nessie had traveled a long way to participate in the parade.
The crowd was surprised to see Nessie had traveled a long way to participate in the parade.
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