Alexandria (Virginia)


Alexandria is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia with 139 966 inhabitants, it is located on the west side of the Potomac River, nearly 10 miles from Washington, DC removed. Alexandria, like all cities in Virginia, countyunabhängig.

  • 2.1 Interesting museums and tourist attractions


The first settlement on the site of the present city was founded in 1695. The first recorded name of the place was Belhaven. From 1790 to 1846 Alexandria was part of the District of Columbia.

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2010: census results


Interesting museums and tourist attractions

  • Archeology Museum - local archaeological museum
  • Carlyle House - merchant's house dating from the 18th century
  • Fort Ward Museum & Hist. Site - restored Civil War Fort
  • The Lyceum - known locally history museum
  • Old Presbyterian Meeting House - here the funeral of Washington took place
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center - innovative multimedia art museum
  • Cameron Run Regional Park - water park with wave pool and water slides
  • Lee Fendell House - historic house with dolls and doll house museum
  • Black History Resource Center - shows the contribution of blacks to urban development
  • Friendship Fire House - Built in 1855 fire station with fire museum
  • Gadsby 's Tavern Museum - tavern from the time of the War of Independence
  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial - Masonic Lodge of George Washington


Alexandria is one of the seats of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Sons and daughters of the town