90th Old Town Alexandria Historic Homes & Gardens Tour
Overlooking the Potomac and within minutes of our nation’s capital, Alexandria was the third city in the country to create a historic district to preserve its downtown. Part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, this walking tour includes private townhomes and secluded gardens located along the tree lined streets of the historic district, boutique shopping, and fine dining, which are all just steps away. Among the homes on the tour is the Dr. William Brown House, where George Washington frequently visited. The home integrates original features from Dr. Brown’s era, including a 1790 hand-hewn stone sink and bake oven, into exceptional updated interiors and exteriors. Also on the tour are magnificent examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture, and neighboring frame homes that provide a sense of day-to-day life in 18th century Old Town Alexandria. The many treasures in these homes include period antiques, original artwork and notable garden features.
In addition, the tour ticket allows access to two Garden Club of Virginia restoration projects, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and Green Springs Gardens, and to other local places of interest. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.com.