Explore on foot to learn about African American sites, Civil War
hospitals, George Washington’s Alexandria. Specialized brochures feature Jewish
and Presbyterian sites in Alexandria. Neighborhoods are featured in brochures
of Old Town North and Upper Old Town, and a Women’s History tour is featured on
an audio tour. For journeys by bike or scooter, get an Alexandria Bikeways map,
or print cue sheets for tours of the War of 1812 or the Civil War Defenses of
Washington. Historic Wayfinding and Alexandria Heritage Trail signs will
enhance your visit.
Walking Tours include brochures, apps and podcasts to guide your exploration of Alexandria’s
historic streets. Look for specialized tours on African American history, the
occupation of Alexandria during the Civil War, women’s history, George
Washington and more.
Bike Tours include maps, cue
sheets and historic information. The City of Alexandria is a wonderful place to cycle. Select a portion of the Alexandria Heritage Trail, a Civil War bike trail, or a War of 1812 bike trail.
Wayfinding Signs can be found on and around King Street, from the Masonic Temple on Shuter's Hill to the waterfront. They are best explored on foot, or you can see the panels online.
Alexandria Heritage Trail
Alexandria Heritage Trail is a unique 23-mile urban trail, exploring Alexandria’s archaeology and history. Heritage Trail Signs are being placed a number of locations in the City of Alexandria, on the Alexandria Heritage Trail and beyond.
African American Heritage Trail
African American Heritage Trail: North Waterfront Route: Alexandria’s African American history is told through an online StoryMap and can be experienced in-home on your computer or on your smartphone as you walk the trail along the Potomac River.
Tour Gadsby's Tavern Museum online for an in-depth visit to each room.