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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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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.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
A group of young rugby athletes played their way through the parade.
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.
Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave farewell to the audience
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
A classic Pontiac car drives down Saint Asaph Street.
Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has...
Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has only been "touched" once since it was originally built. These are the original cobbles.
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
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
A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
A group of bagpipe players prepare to play their next song
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what ...
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what the shop looked like when it was operational. The business claimed bankruptcy in 1933 and the owners simply locked the doors and walked away.
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.
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.
The apothecary carried a wide range of products  eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its sto...
The apothecary carried a wide range of products, eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its stock included a variety of bloodletting devices, which were commonly used in earlier eras.
An energized performance by Santa s Frosty s Follies
An energized performance by Santa's Frosty's Follies
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
Frosty the Snowman struts his stuff
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
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Frosty s Follies performers smile towards the audience
Frosty's Follies performers smile towards the audience
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.