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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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Frosty s Follies performers smile towards the audience
Frosty's Follies performers smile towards the audience
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.
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.
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.
Murphy s Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Murphy's Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Frosty s Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria  2011
Frosty's Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria, 2011
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
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 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.
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.
Frosty s Follies performance by The Metropolitan Fine Arts Center  November 2011
Frosty's Follies performance by The Metropolitan Fine Arts Center, November 2011
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.
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
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
Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
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.
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.
Wonder what s in the box? 
Frosty s Follies Performance
Wonder what's in the box? Frosty's Follies Performance