Museums in Alexandria:George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington’s life and legacy.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of the ca. 1785 tavern and 1792 City Hotel. Named for John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808, explore these buildings where Washington, Jefferson and ordinary travelers came to eat, drink, sleep and influence history.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, one of the oldest pharmacies in the nation, sold everything from medicines to household goods from 1792 - 1933. Visitors can tour the historic shop and manufacturing room and view original products left behind by this unique family business.
Alexandria Black History Museum and at Freedom House
Alexandria Black History Museum enriches the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, fosters tolerance and understanding among all cultures, and stimulates appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience. The Museum also manages the Watson Reading Room and the Alexandria African American Heritage Park.
National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the atrium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va., and is easily accessible from the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro stations.
Boat Tour of Alexandria:
Boat tour of Potomac River is available through different tour operators.