Ask Alex Cell Tours

Experience History from the comforts of your cell phone! As you walk around Alexandria, dial Ask Alex and follow the prompts to learn about the historic properties listed below.

Page updated on Oct 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM

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How to Use Ask Alex

Alexandria is known for its centuries of history. Information about many of its historic sites can be found by following these easy steps.

  • Print the  Ask Alex Cell Tours brochure before your visit to Alexandria
  • Dial 703.229.8632 into your cellular phone and follow the prompts as necessary.
  • Key in the number of the location that you want to learn more about. The location numbers are listed on the brochure.
  • After pressing the number of the location you are interested in, press #.
  • For a new location, key in the new location number and press #.

There is no additional charge to use this service, but regular minute usage may be charged by your cell phone provider. 

Visit These Sites

Ask Alex Cell Tours includes the following historic sites:

  1. Alexandria Visitor Center at Ramsay House, 221 King Street
  2. Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street
  3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street
  4. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive
  5. US Patent and Trademark Office Museum, 600 Dulany Street
  6. Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax Street
  7. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street
  8. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax Street
  9. Lee-Fendall House and Garden, 614 Oronoco Street
  10. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street
  11. Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred Street
  12. Fort Ward Museum Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road
  13. Contrabands’ and Freedmen’s Cemetery, S. Washington and Church Streets
  14. Northern Virginia Urban League Freedom House Museum, 1315 Duke Street
  15. Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union Street, suite 327
  16. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington Street
  17. Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax Street
  18. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street
  19. Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street
  20. Market Square, 301 King Street in front of Alexandria City Hall
  21. Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street
  22. African American Heritage Park, Duke Street and Holland Lane