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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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Marker on an Alexandria home.
Marker on an Alexandria home.
Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
Family watching the annual Scottish Christmas Walk parade in Alexandria
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.
Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave farewell to 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 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.
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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.
An energized performance by Santa s Frosty s Follies
An energized performance by Santa's Frosty's Follies
Frosty s Follies give the audience a show
Frosty's Follies give the audience a show
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
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
Frosty s Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria  2011
Frosty's Follies performance in Old Town Alexandria, 2011
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.
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend; this year was in partnersh...
Every year The Campagna Center hosts the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend; this year was in partnership with The Scottish Government.
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Frosty the Snowman dancing
An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
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
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.