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Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria

Discover the history of the Civil War while walking through the streets of Alexandria, Virginia on this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Enjoy the knowledge of a local historian and guide and with your private group discover the influence of Alexandria during the Civil War.

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301

    The Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary was a significant retail shop patronized by the occupying Union Army during the Civil War.
    As Alexandria became a Union logistics and medical center, it was a vital source of supplies needed by the Union Army in garrison here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Carlyle House, 121 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3229

    The Carlyle House Mansion was the site of the largest General Hospital in Alexandria during the Civil War. Discover how doctors and nurses learned their professions through on the job training taking care of thousands of wounded soldiers from both sides.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Athenaeum, 201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3313

    The Athenauem was the headquarters of the Union Commissary General and a storehouse of supplies during the Civil War

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3226

    Gadsby's was a lodging and dining facility from colonial times. During the Civil War, it was one of the few tavern facilities that were allowed to operate during the Civil War and a hot bed of intrigue.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Alexandria City Hall & Market Square, 301 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3211

    Steps from Market Square is the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War. Discover how the Marshall House Incident gave each side of the war their first martyrs and how this event led to the first main battle of the war at Manassas, Virginia.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Alexandria Visitor Center (Ramsay House), 221 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Guide has received the second dose of the Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccination.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-25828P3

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