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Explore Early American History in one of DC’s Original Neighborhoods

From Claire Mouledoux of Visit Alexandria:

ALEXANDRIA, VA – As one of Washington, DC’s original neighborhoods, only Alexandria offers an authentic experience of early American history in the setting of George Washington’s hometown. Unaffected by a Federal Government shutdown, Alexandria’s many attractions and more than 20 historic sites bring to life this country’s incredible past, from colonial times through the Civil War and beyond, in a charming walkable setting teeming with contemporary delights like boutique shopping, acclaimed dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Minutes from Washington, DC, Alexandria is easily accessible with four Metrorail stops. The Free King Street Trolley runs between the King Street Metro Station and Potomac River waterfront with frequent stops for hopping on and off to enjoy all that Old Town has to offer.

With a Key to the City pass, visitors get admission to 9 historic sites plus over 90 special offers to shops, restaurants and attractions, available for just $12 at the Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King Street. Or choose the Key to the City Civil War edition, which for $14 includes Civil War history, mobile phone tour and self-guided walking tour.

Go to www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com to plan your visit.