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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 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.
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Crowd lined up along Saint Asaph Street waiting for the parade in Old Town Alexandria
Crowd lined up along Saint Asaph Street waiting for the parade in Old Town Alexandria
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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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Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
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Robert E. Lee s boyhood home and marker.
Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and marker.
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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 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.
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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
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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.
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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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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.
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Marker on an Alexandria home.
Marker on an Alexandria home.
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Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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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 performance by The Metropolitan Fine Arts Center  November 2011
Frosty's Follies performance by The Metropolitan Fine Arts Center, November 2011
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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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An energized performance by Santa s Frosty s Follies
An energized performance by Santa's Frosty's Follies
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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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Officers from the City of Alexandria  Va. walk in the parade
Officers from the City of Alexandria, Va. walk in the parade
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