The city of Alexandria is rich with history, from the earliest settlers through the Civil War to the present day. Apart from the area’s famous landmarks that we all know, there are some unique and interesting attractions off the beaten path. Here are four that you probably didn’t know about.
Freedom House Museum is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League. Freedom House Museum is located in the basement level of one of the most infamous slave trading companies in the country at 1315 Duke Street. The museum is small but powerful with original artifacts and first-person narratives told through video and exhibits. Continue reading “Tour The Freedom House Museum Near The Duke”
The Carlyle House is a Georgian manor house built in 1753 by Scottish merchant and city founder John Carlyle for his bride, Sarah Fairfax of Belvoir. It was here that five royal governors and British General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War.