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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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Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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Annual parade during the Scottish Christmas Walk weekend
Annual parade during the Scottish Christmas Walk weekend
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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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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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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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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 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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The crowd enjoyed the bagpipe music as marchers came down the first street of the parade that came t...
The crowd enjoyed the bagpipe music as marchers came down the first street of the parade that came through Old Town Alexandria this past weekend
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An image of the interior located on the  museum s main floor. The doors to this building were simply...
An image of the interior located on the museum's main floor. The doors to this building were simply locked in 1933 when the business filed for bankruptcy. The building and its contents are authentic to how it was left with supplies still in the bottles and drawers. Truly remarkable.
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An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
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Carlyle House is unique  an 18th-century Palladian-style house located in Alexandria  Va.
Carlyle House is unique, an 18th-century Palladian-style house located in Alexandria, Va.
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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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Wonder what s in the box? 
Frosty s Follies Performance
Wonder what's in the box? Frosty's Follies Performance
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Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
Marchers in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
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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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A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
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