I've been giving walking tours of Alexandria for over 2 years. I am a history major and love sharing my passion with others.
As a guide, I focus on portraying the history of sites in an engaging but accurate way. My tours are energetic and I try to share stories that are not covered on public tours. I have been studying Virginia history for a few years and spent time working in various museums in Alexandria.
Alexandria is a wonderful place to visit because it is rich in American history. Alexandria was founded in 1749 and was the home of George Washington, John Carlyle, and the Fairfax family. Many Alexandria homes are original 18th-century structures. The town looks remarkably similar to how it did when our founders roamed the streets. Alexandria was also a Union-occupied Confederate town during the Civil War. This resulted in many captivating stories about the two sides managing to coexist in one city. While the city is rich with history, it manages to be a modern hot-spot. There are shops and restaurants alongside (and sometimes inside!) the 18th century buildings.
As a student, I am constantly learning new information to incorporate into my tours. I am happy to cater to any historic interests. I am especially knowledgeable about women's history, the founding fathers in Virginia, and the Civil War.
History and Public Policy Major at William & Mary, docent at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria, Tour Guide in Old Town Alexandria (2015-present), Historic Campus Tour Guide at William & Mary
I am only a walking tour guide, but Old Town, Alexandria is walkable and walks between sites will not exceed a few blocks.