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PARKS AND RECREATION

Alexandria has a distributed park system with approximately 950 acres spread across 70 major parks and 30 recreation centers. he city also organizes several sports leagues throughout the year including volleyball, softball and basketball. Cameron Run Regional Park includes a water park with a wave pool and water slides, as well as a miniature golf course and batting cages. A portion of the Mount Vernon Trail, a popular bike path, runs through Old Town near the Potomac River. There is also a line of parks stretching along the Alexandria waterfront. Landmarks within the city include the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (the Masonic Temple), Christ Church, Gadsby's Tavern, Grace Episcopal Church, John Carlyle House, Little Theatre, Lee-Fendall House, City Hall, Market Square, the Jones Point Lighthouse, the south cornerstone of the original District of Columbia and Robert E. Lee's boyhood home.

Alexandria Archaeology
105 North Union Street (703) 838-4399
Step right into the museum's laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment.
Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street (703) 838-4356
Originally the segregated library for Alexandria's African American residents, the museum documents the local and national history, culture and contributions.
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Waterfront between Cameron Street & Queen Street (703) 549-7078
Boatbuilding for families, communities and apprentices.
The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street (703) 548-0035
A Greek revival building built in 1851, it was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion, where Robert E. Lee did his banking.
Boat Tours on Potomac
Union Street and Torpedo Factory Waterfront
Experience Washington's fabulous monuments, George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, and Alexandria's historic waterfront with boat cruises on the Potomac River.
Carlyle House
121 North Fairfax Street (703) 549-2997
A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War.
Christ Church
118 North Washington Street (703) 549-1450
This beautiful English country-style church was built between 1767-1773 and was attended by George Washington & Robert E. Lee.
Farmer's Market
Market Square (adjacent to City Hall)
The Alexandria Farmer's Market is the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in the U.S. It is open at 6:00 a.m. every Saturday.
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
4301 West Braddock Road (703) 838-4848
The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection and exhibits. The Fort's Northwest Bastion has been completely restored.
Friendship Firehouse
107 South Alfred Street (703) 838-3891
Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855 and has historic firefighting exhibits.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 North Royal Street (703) 838-4242
Consists of two buildings, the 1785 Georgian tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The tavern has been authentically restored to its 18th-century appearance.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive (703) 683-2007
Patterned after a lighthouse in Alexandria, Egypt, the Memorial displays a 17-ft. bronze statue of George Washington and an outstanding collection of Washington artifacts.
John Q. Adams Center for the History of Otolaryngology
One Prince Street (703) 519-1579
Dedicated to the history of treating the ear, nose & throat, this unusual museum includes a display of hearing aids, surgical instruments and rare books.
Lee-Fendall House
614 Oronoco Street (703) 548-1789
From 1785-1903, the house served as the home to 37 members of the Lee family. John L. Lewis, a powerful and controversial labor leader lived in the house from 1937-1969.
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
201 South Washington Street (703) 838-4994
The 1839 Greek revival building serves as the City's history museum. An ongoing exhibition tells the story of Alexandria, once one of the busiest ports in America.
Ramsay House Visitors Center
221 King Street (703) 838-5005
Named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street (703) 838-3852
Opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler, the family business operated for 141 years. Over 8,000 early medical care items are still in place.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street (703) 838-4565
Constructed in 1918 for the manufacturing of torpedoes, the factory now features 82 working artists studios, six galleries, the Art League School and Archaeology Museum.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Museum
600 Dulany Street (330) 849-6916
Exhibits about ordinary inventions we come in contact with every day but seldom stop to think about. Fascinating facts illustrate how much inventors contribute to our daily lives.

Alexandria Parks
Alexandria African American Heritage Memorial Park
Angel Park
Armistead Boothe Park
Ben Brenman Park
Beverley Park
Brookvalley Park
Chambliss Park
Charles W. Hill Park
Chetworth Park
Chinquapin Park
Doctor Oswald Durant Memorial Center Park
Dora Kelley Park
Elbert Triangle Park
Ewald Park
Fort Ward Park
Fort Williams Park
Founders Park
Four Mile Run Park
Gentry Park
George Mason Park
George Washington Park and Braddock Field
Goat Hill Park
Hillside Park
Holmes Run Scenic Easement
Hooffs Run Park and Greenway
Hume Springs Park
Hunter/Miller Park
James Mulligan Park
John Adams School Park
Jones Point Park
Joseph Hensley Park
Landover Park
Luckett Field
Lynhaven Gateway Park
Metro Linear Park
Minnie Howard Field
Nannie J. Lee Center Park
Old Cameron Run Channel Park
Oronoco Bay Park
Pendleton Park
Point Lumley
Pomander Park
Powhatan Park
Roberdeau Park
Rynex Nature Area
Shipyard Park
Schuyler Hamilton Jones Skateboard Park
Stevenson Park
Taney Avenue Park
Tarleton Park
Tide Lock Park
Washington Way Park
West's Point Park
Windmill Hill Park


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