If you’re looking for a place to live, tell your real estate agent in Kingstowne, VA to look for one in Old Town Alexandria. It’s not just a great historical town, but a beautiful place to live. You can find something for everyone including your kids and your spouse here.
King Street Mile
King Street Mile is called one of the most important streets in America, and for good reason. It’s a street that is lined with buildings which are centuries old. You’ll also find some great boutiques and restaurants here if you’re strolling down it one day.
Whether you’re strolling through it in the day and watching the trolleys whooshing past, or at night, you’ll have a great time. It’s a street that truly embodies what it was like to live in 18th century America.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
In the 18th century, Alexandria had a 5-star hotel; well, the equivalent of one anyway. Today, that hotel is a museum called Gadsby’s Tavern. It was constructed by John Wise, but it was made famous by John Gadsby, the tavern keeper.
The museum has tourns and programs and special events. You can go there to just look at the pieces, or to take part in the events. Another special thing about the museum is George Washington’s Birthnight Ball in 1798 and 1799.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Well, someone in your family is bound to be. If they are, they’ll love the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Though it dates back to 1792, long before the book series was published, its popularity grew because of it. You’ll find this a great spot to go for a great night out when you’re buying a home in Alexandria.
It is known for different plants and herbs which were used in the potions in Harry Potter. You’ll find mandrake root, lavender, castor oil, and perhaps even dragons’ blood here.
The history of the museum is quite a tale. It was operated as an apothecary until 1933 when it was made into a museum. From then until now, it is home to over 15000 objects from medical devices, to of course, herbs.
The Farmer’s Market
One of the oldest farmer’s markets in America, this is where George Washington sent his produce from Mt. Vernon to be sold. That doesn’t mean the farmers market only lives in that nostalgia. No, this is one of the best farmers markets in the country.
You can find over 70 vendors who are selling cheese, bread, meat, pastries, vegetables, plants, pasta, jewelry, and flowers here. You can find so much more here when you just take a stroll.
Get a Home in Alexandria, Virginia
There’s so much more to love in Old Town Alexandria. From the food to the people to the sheer beauty of it all. If you’re as enchanted as we are and want to live here permanently, give us a call at Michael Gailliot Homes. We’ll get you your dream home in this dreamscape.