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The Best Places To See in Alexandria

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Alexandria, Virginia. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

STABLER-LEADBEATER APOTHECARY MUSEUM

105-107 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Since 1775

Museum, Medicine, Farm and Garden Equipment, Surgical Instruments, Dental Equipment, Soap, Perfume, Buffalo and Bedford Mineral Water, Cigars, Window Glass, Paint and Varnish, Artists’ Supplies, Combs and Brushes, Landmarks, Collection, Programs, Special Events, Gift Shop, Group Visits, Reception & Dinner Party

Ages 4 and under Free Admission - The Museum continues to evolve as new research is uncovered and as the staff expands its understanding of the medical and business history captured by this unique historic site

Price: $5 Adults, $3 Children 5-12

alexandriava.gov/apothecary

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon : Closed

If you have any interest in medicine or history in general this is an excellent stop in your day. This family run pharmacy was in business for over 100 years before going bankrupt in the Great Depression. Rather than selling and the using the space for a new business, it was immediately turned into a museum, leaving all the original medicinal tools and ingredients behind. The tour costs $5 for adults and lasts 30 minutes touring 3 rooms. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly,
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CARLYLE HOUSE

121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Since 1752

The Museum, Guided Tour, Groups, Cafe, Stores, Exhibitions, Collections, Rental Spaces, School Programs, Adult Programs, Youth and Family Programs, Preschool Programs, Family Steam Days, Late Night Programs, Events, Scout Programs, Summer Camps, Family Zone, Educator Programs, Private Parties & Special Events

Ages Under 5 Free Admission - 10% discount in the museum shop - It is architecturally unique as the only stone 18th-century Palladian-style house in Alexandria

Price: Age 6 - 12 $3.00, Age 13 and Over $5.00

carlyle@nvrpa.org

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Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon : Closed

One of the great treasures in Old Town Alexandria is the Carlyle House. This colonial mansion is so fascinating. Headquarters to General Braddock, home of John Carlyle, and often visited by George Washington. The museum, knowledgeable docents, and great little gift shop are all a treat! I highly recommend it.
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FORT WARD MUSEUM

4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Since 1861

Museum, Gift Shop, Civil War Soldier, Special Events, Wedding, Reception, Private Party, Corporate Event, Park, Field Trip, Meeting Space and Facilities, Guided Tours, Groups, Educational Programs, Teachers, Adult, Youth and Family Programs, Scouting, Overnights, Rental Facility, Birthday Party, Conservation, Classrooms, Research & Workshops

The fort is now a part of the City of Alexandria's 45 acres (18 ha) Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site adjacent to Braddock Road and the museum offers rotating exhibits on American Civil War subjects and a Civil War library

alexandriava.gov/fortward

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

This is one of my favorite historical places in Alexandria. When my son, his wife and my grandson visited and they wanted a place to go for a walk, away from the traffic, and to learn a bit more about local history, this was my first choice. We walked the grounds where there are small markers with good information on what one sees in terms of the cannons and guns and embankments. One can tour the officers quarters and then tour the small but well laid out and very informative Civil War Museum.
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