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Private Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria

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  • 1.5 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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

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

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

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

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