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Welcome to Alexandria: A World-Class City for Aviation & Aerial Drone Workforce Development Programs


The U.S. Drone Soccer League is a turnkey aviation workforce development program that aims to prepare K-12 students for high-demand, high-paying STEM careers and technical fields through aerial drone Esports approach. The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus has launched the Drone Soccer League program for the Commonwealth to increase K-12 student, family, and educator awareness and knowledge of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), their applications, and related technology careers to equip all students as early as elementary school for the future.

Upcoming Events

National and World Air Sports International United States Drone Soccer Competition

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The U.S. Drone Soccer National and International Championship will convene 15 domestic teams and one international team from Turkey in the Field House #4 at the St. James.

The St. James, 6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

Explore Alexandria

Top 18 Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria

Historic Attractions and Museums

Carlyle House


Alexandria Hotels

Getting to & Around Alexandria

Metro & Bus

Metrorail (operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) is public transportation that can take you to Alexandria from Washington D.C., Maryland, and other parts of Northern Virginia like Arlington. The King St-Old Town Metrorail station is located on King Street, Alexandria’s main street for shopping, dining, and the arts. Both Yellow Line and Blue Line trains stop at the King St-Old Town station.

The King St-Old Town Metrorail station is only a 25-minute walk from the waterfront at the east end of King Street. You can also take the free King Street Trolley along the length of King Street, from the Metrorail station to wherever you need to go, and back.

In addition, the DASH bus is free. The 30 and 31 line drops off at Market Square, three blocks from Waterfront Park. Dash buses run as early as 6 a.m. and as late as midnight on both Friday and Saturday.


There are more than 15 parking garages throughout Old Town from the waterfront to the King Street Metro. Many garages and lots offer great rates such as a maximum of $5 after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Find a map of all Old Town garages and lots on the City’s parking page or click here.

Throughout Old Town, visitors will find metered street parking for two- and three-hour limits. Parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle are free after 9 p.m., on Sundays and on state holidays.

TIP! Located centrally in Old Town by City Hall and the Alexandria Visitor Center, the Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street) is just $5 all day on Saturdays and Sundays, $5 weekdays after 5 p.m., and $2.50 per hour or $10 all day on weekdays before 5 p.m. Plus, parking in the garage is free during the Old Town Farmers’ Market each Saturday until noon.

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Alexandria Tours

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The Ultimate King Street Shopping Guide for Old Town Alexandria

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