Old Town Alexandria

Founded by Scottish merchants in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is the oldest part of what is now the city of Alexandria, and was at one time one of the 10 busiest ports in America. Alexandria was the birth place of General Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Confederate Army, and also the place where the first casualty of the Civil War occurred. Along the cobblestone streets of this Historic District you can visit one of the many historical museums and homes, stop for your own relics at an antique store, shop at a more up-to-date boutique, or visit one of Old Town's art galleries. Be sure to hop the free King Street Trolley which runs all the way from the King Street Metro Station to the Potomac Waterfront.