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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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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".
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

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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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.
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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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An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
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Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
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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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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.
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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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Murphy s Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Murphy's Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
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Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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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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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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Robert E. Lee s boyhood home and marker.
Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and marker.
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Santa s reindeer arrive in Alexandria
Santa's reindeer arrive in Alexandria
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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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An image taken upstairs in the manufacturing room where products were made. You can see the Leadbeat...
An image taken upstairs in the manufacturing room where products were made. You can see the Leadbeater name on many of these items.
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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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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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Frosty the Snowman dancing
Frosty the Snowman dancing
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Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
Holiday season in Alexandria has officially arrived
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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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