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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Arlington House

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It was in Arlington that the two most famous names in Virginia history—Washington and Lee—became intertwined. George Washington Parke...

Arlington National Cemetery

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Nearly 400,000 American war dead, as well as many notable Americans (among them presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, General...

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...

George Mason's Gunston Hall

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Down the Potomac from Mount Vernon is the home of another important George. Gentleman farmer George Mason was a colonel of the Virginia...

George Washington Masonic National 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...

Kennedy graves

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A moving part of any visit to Arlington National Cemetery is a visit to the graves of John F. Kennedy and other members of his family.

Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

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Built in 1785 at historic Lee Corner, the Lee-Fendall House was, over the course of the next 118 years, home to 37 members of the Lee...

Manassas National Battlefield Park

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The Confederacy won two important victories—in July 1861 and August 1862—at this battlefield, also known as Bull Run. General Thomas...

Morven Park

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Within the 1,200 acres that make up Morven Park are the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute (a private riding school), formal...


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