Sights & Attractions in Northern Virginia

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Name Category Location
 
Air Force Memorial
Dedicated in 2006, this memorial honors the service and sacrifices...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
 
Alexandria Black History Museum
This collection, devoted to the history of African-Americans...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
Appomattox Confederate Statue
In 1861, when Alexandria was occupied by Union forces, the 800...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Alexandria
 
Arlington House
It was in Arlington that the two most famous names in Virginia...
Houses / Mansions Arlington
 
Athenaeum
One of the most noteworthy structures in Alexandria, this striking...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
This childhood home of the commander of the Confederate forces...
Houses / Mansions Alexandria
 
Captain's Row
Many of Alexandria's sea captains once lived on this block, which...
Neighborhoods / Streets Alexandria
 
Carlyle House
Alexandria forefather and Scottish merchant John Carlyle built...
Houses / Mansions Alexandria
 
Christ Church
George Washington and Robert E. Lee were pewholders in this Episcopal...
Religious Sites Alexandria
 
Friendship Fire House
Alexandria's showcase firehouse dates from 1855 and is filled...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
The two buildings that now make up this museum—a circa-1785 tavern...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Because Alexandria, like Washington, D.C., has no really tall...
Memorials / Monuments Alexandria
 
Kennedy graves
A moving part of any visit to Arlington National Cemetery is...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
 
Lee-Fendall House
At historic Lee Corner at North Washington and Oronoco streets...
Houses / Mansions Alexandria
 
Lloyd House
This fine example of Georgian architecture was built in 1797...
Houses / Mansions Alexandria
 
Lyceum
Built in 1839 and one of Alexandria's best examples of Greek...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
Netherlands Carillon
Outside the Arlington National Cemetery is the lovely and unusual...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
 
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Except from 1899 through 1949, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House...
Religious Sites Alexandria
 
Pentagon
The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense is...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Arlington
 
Ramsay House
The best place to start a tour of Alexandria's Old Town is at...
Houses / Mansions Alexandria
 
Section 27
Nearly 3,800 former slaves are buried in this part of Arlington...
Cemeteries Arlington
 
Section 7A
Many distinguished veterans are buried in this area of Arlington...
Cemeteries Arlington
 
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary
Once patronized by Martha Washington and the Lee family, the...
Museums / Galleries Alexandria
 
Theodore Roosevelt Island
The island wilderness preserve in the Potomac River has 2½ mi...
Parks Arlington
 
Tomb of the Unknowns
Many countries established a memorial to their war dead after...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
 
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Torpedoes were manufactured here by the U.S. Navy during World...
Arts / Performance Venues Alexandria
 
United States Marine Corps War Memorial
Better known simply as "the Iwo Jima," this memorial, despite...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
 
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
What is now this memorial next to the visitor center was once...
Memorials / Monuments Arlington
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