Christ Church


Built in 1773, this brown-brick Georgian-style church has welcomed worshipers from George Washington to Robert E Lee. The cemetery contains the mass grave of Confederate soldiers.

Take the trolley from King St station.

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1. Friendship Firehouse Museum

0.14 MILES

This 1855 Italianate firehouse displays historic firefighting gear – a great draw for kids. Local legend has it that George Washington helped found this…

2. Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum

0.16 MILES

For a quick primer on Alexandria’s history, stop by this small city museum in a beautiful Greek Revival building dating from 1839. A somewhat dusty array…

3. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum


Once a real tavern (operated by John Gadsby from 1796 to 1808), this building now houses a museum demonstrating the prominent role of the tavern in…

4. Lee-Fendall House

0.24 MILES

Between 1785 and 1903, generations of the famous Lee family lived in this architecturally impressive house. Guided tours (on the hour) show the restored…

5. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

0.27 MILES

In 1792 Edward Stabler opened up his apothecary (pharmacy) – a family business that would operate until 1933, when the Depression forced its doors to…

6. Carlyle House

0.29 MILES

If you have time for just one historic house tour in Alexandria, make it this one. The house dates from 1753 when merchant and city founder, John Carlyle,…

7. Alexandria Black History Museum

0.41 MILES

Paintings, photographs, books and other memorabilia documenting the African American experience in Alexandria, one of the nation’s major slave ports, are…

8. Alexandria Archaeology Museum

0.42 MILES

Alexandria is known for its landmark archaeological protection code – one of the first in the US – which encourages local archaeologists and developers to…