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Alexandria History

City Of Alexandria Announces New Archaeological Discovery Of Remains Of Two Historic Ships

March 19, 2018

The City of Alexandria today announced that archaeologists under contract with a developer have found the remains of two historic ships at the construction site in Old Town where Robinson Terminal South was previously located. Preliminary evaluation suggests that the ships are likely from the late 1700s or 1800s.

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Old Town Alexandria Historic Garden Week Tour

March 16, 2018

Old Town Alexandria will kick off the Garden Club of Virginia’s 85th Historic Garden Week on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public tour of stunning historic homes and gardens which is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 garden enthusiasts and tourists on.  The tour is part of the Garden Club of Virginia’s statewide tour of Virginia’s finest historic

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George Washington’s Front Parlor Undergoes A Major Restoration

March 15, 2018

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has embarked upon a major restoration of the Mansion’s front parlor, formerly known as the west parlor– a space that most of the estate’s 1.1 million visitors experience every year.

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“Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour Of Alexandria

March 8, 2018

The Lee-Fendall House will offer “Beyond the Battlefield,” a guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town on Saturday, March 24. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. outside the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street in Old Town.

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Archival Collection Deeded To Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

March 5, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society, an important archival collection will now be preserved at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. The Irwin Family Papers, a collection of 373 items, details the business, shipping, and real estate enterprise of the Irwin family of Alexandria from 1776-1925.

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