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Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria

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Alexandria, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia on this 1-hour, small-group walking tour. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about its founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in Alexandria. Visit the historic mansion and gardens of the Carlyle House; Christ Church, where George Washington worshipped; the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop, now preserved as a museum; the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the US. Any necessary entrance fees are included.
  • Take a Civil War tour through Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
  • See historic sites and landmark locations
  • Educational experience for the entire family
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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Departure Point

Alexandria Visitor Center (Ramsay House), 221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Take a walk through Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia, beginning at the Alexandria Visitor Center, located at 221 King Street.

Visit buildings that were used as hospitals and logistics centers during the Civil War. Learn about Alexandria’s importance during the Civil War and discover the daily struggles in at the time, including the difficulties for doctors and nurses on both the Union and Confederate sides to deliver care to many wounded soldiers.

Discuss a forgotten founding father, John Carlyle, at his historic stone mansion and gardens — the Carlyle House. Visit the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the US; Gadsby's Tavern, the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War and more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary was a significant retail shop patronized by the occupying Union Army during the Civil War. As Alexandria became a Union logistics and medical center, it was a vital source of supplies needed by the Union Army in garrison here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carlyle House
The Carlyle House Mansion was the site of the largest General Hospital in Alexandria during the Civil War. Discover how doctors and nurses learned their professions through on the job training taking care of thousands of wounded soldiers from both sides.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Athenaeum
The Athenauem was the headquarters of the Union Commissary General and a storehouse of supplies during the Civil War
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's was a lodging and dining facility from colonial times. During the Civil War, it was one of the few tavern facilities that were allowed to operate during the Civil War and a hot bed of intrigue.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alexandria City Hall & Market Square
Steps from Market Square is the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War. Discover how the Marshall House Incident gave each side of the war their first martyrs and how this event led to the first main battle of the war at Manassas, Virginia.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY DC MILITARY TOURS, LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria.

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Tom was very knowledgeable and told...
Gators1991
, Mar 2017
Tom was very knowledgeable and told our group many pertinent stories. It was a very cold day in early March and we walked the entire way.
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