Civil War in Alexandria Half Day Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent)

Discover the history of a Southern town occupied by the Union Army

Alexandria was a hotspot during the Civil War because of its unique location - it was in close proximity to both the Northern and Southern capitols. Alexandria was a Confederate town occupied by the Federal Army during the war, and there are many traces of this clash left in the city today. As an American history student, I learn about the Civil War frequently and can present interesting anecdotes about the war and the city.

On this half-day walking tour, explore one of the largest Civil War hospitals and visit the site where the first shots of the war were fired! It is captivating to look at Old Town, Alexandria through the lens of the Civil War. There are remnants of the time throughout the city that can be found on plaques, in buildings, and in art.


Walking tour of 200 Block of Prince St. (Green Furniture factory, Athenaeum) (30 mins)
St. Pauls Episcopal Church (15 mins)
Christ Church (20 mins)
Lyceum and Confederate Statue (30 mins)
Tour of Carlyle House and stop at site of Mansion House Hospital (50 mins)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Alexandria Visitor's Center

End location: Alexandria Visitor's Center

Duration: 3 hours



What’s Included

Admission to Carlyle House and Stabler and Leadbeater Apothecary, as well as my time and services as your private tour guide in Alexandria.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Meals/snacks as well as personal purchases

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases or expenses


I am only a walking tour guide, but Old Town, Alexandria is walkable and walks between sites will not exceed a few blocks.

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