Christ Church Alexandria

With over 250 years of history, the church has served as the parish to notable founding fathers, and has found itself the subject of an early case before the Supreme Court.

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The Study at Morrison House
Within the Morrison House, The Study invites visitors to tuck into the books lining the walls while sipping a glass of bubbly or to pass an evening amongst friends over its signature cocktails.
Morrison House
The Federalist-style boutique hotel from Marriott’s Autograph Collection exudes the intimacy and old-warm charm of its neighborhood in Alexandria, VA.
George Washington
From serving as the general of the Continental Army and first president of the USA, native Virginian - Washington - is arguably America’s most recognized historical figure.
Sally Fairfax
The daughter of one of Virginia’s oldest families and wife to Virginian landed gentry, Sally Fairfax stole a young George Washington’s heart.
Lord Fairfax House
Lord Fairfax was a prominent Virginian who gave George Washington his first job as a surveyor. The two stayed friends throughout their lives.
Gadsby Tavern
The tavern is renown for its litany of connection to the Founding Fathers, including as the site where Jefferson held his inaugural ball.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Historic Alexandria
Enjoy an excursion from DC to Alexandria, where you will explore the unique history of the city because out of Alexandria came DC. With your private guide, enjoy a two hour-walking tour where you will  uncover the city through the stories of notable American figures.

  • Meet your private guide in Alexandria for a fantastic private walking tour of the city's history
  • Walk through Christ Church and its graveyard where notable literary figures attended church and were consequently buried.
  • Learn the stories of George Washington's early life - from the place where his first townhouse was to the home of his first love, Sally Fairfax, to whom he penned evocative letters.
  • Hear how Gadsby Tavern was at the centre of several revolutionaries and founding fathers who went on to be American presidents.
  • Get great local recommendations for the best food spots in the city. 
Your historian-guide will join you to begin uncovering the notable figures who called Alexandria home at the forming of the nation and who penned language which endures and governs the world’s largest democracy today.

Step out of your private transfer and into Alexandria for a walking tour, which begins with tales of America’s famous founding fathers, and their ties to the town—from Washington and Jefferson to Frenchman Lafayette and founding trustee John Carlyle. Uncover the larger-than-life figure, Washington, by traversing the places which made Alexandria his home: visit the church where Washington was a member,  walk by the home of his first love and the home of his physician.  

On your walking tour, visit Gadsby’s Tavern, where you will hear of the letters written between other notable past presidents — Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — political opponents who went on to have an epic friendship, carried out largely through letters, and hear the providential tale of how both died on the same day: July 4th. Along your walk, learn how the city of Alexandria arose —  from its landed gentry to its slave heritage who built much of the infrastructure that remains today. 

At the end of your walking tour, we recommend you explore the town at your own pace. Grab a bite to eat or see the farmer's market and enjoy the town's waterfront. 


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