- Old Town is anchored in the west by the majestic George Washington National Masonic Memorial and in the east by the Potomac River waterfront, where you’ll find restaurants with waterfront views, the nationally renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center as well as numerous boat tours and water taxis. Learn more about getting here.
- King Street is a walkable mile of centuries-old architecture and the heart of Old Town’s 200+ independently owned restaurants and boutiques.
- You’ll also find a wealth of historic architecture and attractions—a museum without walls—including the Market Square Museums and more hidden-in-plain-sight historic treasures.
- Meeting planners find that Alexandria’s historic backdrop, walkability and unique facilities and venues make the city a perfect destination for small to mid-size meetings.
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Old Town Alexandria
Old Town is Alexandria’s beloved downtown and nationally designated historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. The King Street Mile and surrounding brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries-old architecture, historic attractions and independent businesses. Old Town is the heart of Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C., voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Places to Travel in 2023 and a Condé Nast Traveler Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2022.