If you’re hankering for some historic sites in the US of A, then the town of Old Town Alexandria is perfect. You’ll be thinking of buying real estate in Alexandria, VA once you’re done touring this magnificent town.
Take in the Sights and Sounds of King Street Mile
It’s called one of the Great Streets of America, and you’ll believe it once you take a stroll down it. This is a centuries old street lined with brick buildings that are hundreds of years old. Whether you walk through it in daylight with trolleys whooshing past or in the dead of night, you’ll love it.
It’s also lined with restaurants and boutiques and beautiful trees. You’ll get a real taste of old-world America when you stroll through here. It’ll just add to your love of Alexandria.
Take the Underground Railroad Tour
Alexandria is steeped in African American history. It was home to abolitionist sisters who worked with Frederick Douglass. It was also home to the first Black player in the NBA. There is even a tourn of the underground railroad that went through here. There really is no shortage of important history including the sights and stories of incredible revolutionaries.
Tour the Riverside Estate of George Washington
George Washington really did own this estate. It includes outbuildings, a tomb, and a working farm. It also has 25 galleries, and theaters. Plus, the Orientation Center, Museum and Education Center, feature over 700 artifacts. If you’re looking for a piece of history that is deeply connected to the founding of America, this is it.
Visit the Christ Church
When you buy real estate in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll be right next to one of the most historic churches in the country. The Christ Church is an English country-style church built between 1767 and 1773. It has over 2,400 members.
It’s not just of religious significance, but of historical significance too. The church is open for tours Monday through Saturday from 9 to 4. On Sundays, there are worship services in the morning and evening.
Roam the Halls of the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House
One of the oldest homes in Alexandria, and thus in the US, it was acquired by the city in 2017. From then until the end of time, this is to be a historic site; a monument to the city itself. Spread over just 0.3 acres, the plot contains timber frames from the 1770s and brick dwellings and a small garden.
It’s one of the few buildings that existed during the American Revolution in the area. Take in the history and the essence of the calm before the storm of the revolution with this house.
Get a Beautiful Home in Historic Alexandria, VA, with Michael Gailliot Homes
Old Town Alexandria has so much more to offer. If you’re thinking of moving here, call up Michaell Gailliot Homes. We’ll help you find the perfect home in Old Town.