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 7212 Richmond Hwy. , Alexandria, VA, US, 22306

  • Phone: (703) 765-9000
  • Fax: (703) 765-2325
4.3 out of 5 (157 reviews)
87% of guests recommend this hotel

Attractions

»Huntley Meadows Nature Center

The Huntley Meadows Nature Center in the Hybla Valley of Virginia, is a wetland park. Established since 1975, the park is home to a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Visitors can make use of observation decks to spot wildlife or walk along designated trails. Various creeks run through the vast expanse of the park and one can find beaver dams built across them at many places. The visitor center provides more information about the flora and fauna residing in the park.

3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Hybla Valley, VA 22306

»Hollin Hall

A gracious Georgian style manor house which is surrounded by 175 year old boxwood gardens and was once part of a 2,000 acre plantation owned by George Mason. The house was also once the home of George Mason's third son, Thomson Mason, who lived there until his death in 1820.

1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22307

»Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum

Founded by West Ford, a former slave of George Washington's family, who acquired the property in 1833, this area was helped by Quakers and became a place for runaways and recently freed slaves to live. Exhibits at the museum celebrate the long continuity of this historic black community which, today, has more than 2,500 residents, with as many as 500 being descendants of the original families.

8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22306

»Belle Haven Marina

A quaint, scenic marina that offers a wide range of services including wet and dry storage, a launching ramp, moorings, and rack storage. The Mariner Sailing School, the largest sailing school in the Washington, D.C., area is also on site and it offers a full range of sailing and windsurfing lessons, as well as boat rentals.

6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway
Alexandria, Virginia 22307

»River Farm Garden Park

George Washington owned this 27-acre estate that is now home to the American Horticulture Society. Part of the manor dates to before the American Revolution, and visitors may explore the gracious mansion on self-guided tours. Stroll through the 12 thematically designed gardens. One features butterflies, another the sundial and yet another is devoted to the ever-popular dinosaur. History buffs may wander the colonial garden or learn about Washington's interest in horticulture. He introduced walnut, coffee bean and Osage-orange trees to the farm.

7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308

»River Farm

Situated on 25 acres overlooking the Potomac River, this historic 25 acre estate was once owned by George Washington and is now the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The farm's gardens include rose and perennial borders, idea gardens, children's gardens, and special plantings by local horticultural societies.

7931 East Boulevard
Alexandria, Virginia 22308

»Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery is located in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1987, the city of Alexandria started the preservation process of the cemetery to build a memorial park. The site got added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 15, 2012.

638 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

»Jones Point Lighthouse and District of Columbia South Cornerstone

The Jones Point Light is a small wooden lighthouse built on the banks of Potomac River. First lit in in 1856, it was functional until 1995. It went through several restorations in the past. The house is closed to the public, however you can enjoy the lights's and the river's beauty from the outside.

Washington
Alexandria, VA 22314

»Alexandria National Cemetery

Founded in 1862, the Alexandria National Cemetery is one of the many cemeteries that were built in 1862. The Cemetery served as a burial ground for all the Union soldiers who died in the hospitals during the Civil War era. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

1450 Wilkes Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

»Port City Brewing Company

A craft brewery that produces an exciting line of quality, locally crafted ales for the DC and mid-Atlantic markets. The brewery's tasting room serves a sample of their new and seasonal beers and is open Wednesday through Sunday for growler refills. Tours are offered Friday through Sunday.

3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

»Friendship Firehouse

Children and other fans of firefighters and their equipment will enjoy visiting Alexandria's oldest firehouse, built in 1871. The Friendship Fire Company itself pre-dates the building by 100 years and is rumored to have been a pet project of George Washington's. Restored in the 1990s, the Firehouse offers visitors a look at the equipment used since the nation's founding. Also displayed are the clothes firefighters wore throughout this company's history. Special exhibits are often held.

107 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

»St. Paul's Episcopal Church

The St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Alexandria, Virginia. The church was built in 1818, and designed by famed architect Benjamin Latrobe in what is now an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture. The church features three equal arches at its entrance, and parts of the church have undergone minor modifications over the years. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

228 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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