Northern Virginia Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northern Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Alexandria Black History Museum

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This collection, devoted to the history of African-Americans in Alexandria and Virginia, is housed in part in the Robert H. Robinson...

Appomattox Confederate Statue

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In 1861, when Alexandria was occupied by Union forces, the 800 soldiers of the city's garrison marched out of town to join the Confederate...

Athenaeum

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One of the most noteworthy structures in Alexandria, this striking Greek Revival edifice at the corner of Prince and Lee streets stands...

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

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This childhood home of the commander of the Confederate forces of Virginia is a fine example of a 19th-century Federal town house. The...

Captain's Row

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Many of Alexandria's sea captains once lived on this block, which gives visitors the truest sense of what the city looked like in the...

Carlyle House

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Alexandria forefather and Scottish merchant John Carlyle built this grand house, which was completed in 1753 and modeled on a country...

Christ Church

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George Washington and Robert E. Lee were pewholders in this Episcopal church, which remains in nearly original condition. (Washington...

Friendship Fire House

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Alexandria's showcase firehouse dates from 1855 and is filled with typical 19th-century implements, but the resident Friendship Fire...

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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George Washington celebrated his birthdays in the ballroom here, and Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette were...

George Washington Masonic Memorial

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Because Alexandria, like Washington, D.C., has no really tall buildings, the spire of this memorial dominates the surroundings and is...

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