Top Choice Notable Building in Arlington


South of Arlington Cemetery is the Pentagon, the largest office building in the world. Outside you may visit the Pentagon Memorial; 184 illuminated benches honor each person killed in the September 11, 2001, terrori…
Top Choice Historic Site in Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery

The county's best-known attraction is the somber final resting place for more than 400,000 military personnel and their dependents, with veterans of every US war from the Revolution to Iraq. The cemetery is spread o…
Top Choice Historic Building in Alexandria

Carlyle House

If you have time for just one historic house tour in Alexandria, make it this one. It dates from 1753 when merchant and city founder, John Carlyle, built the most lavish mansion in town (which in those days was litt…
Historic Site in Arlington

Arlington House

In one of the great spite moves of American history, thousands of Union war dead were buried in the 1100-acre grounds of Confederate General Robert E Lee’s home. After the war, the Lee family sued the federal govern…
Church in Alexandria

Christ Church

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

Freedom Park

Paying tribute to a free press, Freedom Park features a memorial honoring journalists killed on the job. You’ll also find icons from political struggles around the world on display, including chunks of the Be…
Monument in Alexandria

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Alexandria’s most prominent landmark features a fine view from its 333ft tower, where you can see the Capitol, Mount Vernon and the Potomac River. It is modeled after Egypt’s Lighthouse of Alexandria, and honors the…
Parkway in Arlington

George Washington Memorial Parkway

The 25-mile Virginia portion of the highway honors its namesake with recreation areas and memorials all the way south to his old estate at Mount Vernon. It’s lined with remnants of George Washington’s life and works…
Historic Building in Alexandria

Lee-Fendall House

Between 1785 and 1903 generations of the storied Lee family lived in this architecturally impressive house. Guided tours show the restored house as it probably was in the 1850s and 1860s, showcasing Lee family heirl…
Museum in Alexandria

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

In 1792 Edward Stabler opened up his apothecary (pharmacy) – a family business that would operate for the next 141 years, until the Depression forced the shop to close. Quite a bit of history was shut inside at that…