Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C. It is recognised as one of America’s most historic destinations.

The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. It boasts beautiful 18th and 19th century architecture and many historic attractions. With its concentration of high-end boutiques, fine restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists and those seeking nightlife.

Things to See & Do

* George Washington Masonic Memorial
* Kings Street – Old Town
* Torpedo Factory Art Center
* Cameron Street
* Christ Church

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 15.2 km²
Population – 142,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – The port of Alexandria is located within walking distance of the old town area of Alexandria.

Transport Links - Alexandria is accessible from the three Washington D.C. area airports.

Virginia Railway Express provides weekday, daytime rail service to Alexandria station from Washington D.C. Amtrak offers frequent service from Boston and NYC. The train station is adjacent to King Street Station, served by the yellow and blue metro lines.

From downtown Washington D.C., the most direct route to Alexandria is via the Yellow line in the direction of Huntington and exiting at King Street, although the Blue line in the direction of Franconia-Springfield is also available. Metro Stations in Alexandria include: Braddock Road, Eisenhower Avenue, Van Dorn, Huntington and King Street

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