Boutique Old Town Alexandria Food & History Tour

16 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Come taste the flavors that set the backdrop to Old Town Alexandria's fascinating evolution and learn where the neighborhood is headed on our Boutique Old Town Food Tour. This charming city played a pivotal role from Revolutionary War times, to the Civil Rights Movement to modern day. Your tour begins at our first restaurant stop where you will meet your guide. Between the restaurants stops, you will make a few stops where your guide will point out historic landmarks, share unique (and sometimes, scandalous!) stories, and point out some off-the-beaten-track points of interest. Your group will make a few stops in addition to what is listed in the "what to expect" section. The tastings that are included in this tour are carefully selected to contribute to the story of the neighborhood. A portion of each ticket sale is donated to Bread For The City, an organization who provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty for DC residents.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Old Town

On this tour, you'll explore the history and culture of Old Town Alexandria and taste carefully selected tastings along the way.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Alexandria City Hall & Market Square

After our first restaurant stop, we'll pass through Market Square, the heart of Old Town. If you tour with us on Saturdays, you'll see the longest running farmer's market in action!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Alexandria Visitors Center

As we stroll down King Street, we'll pass by Ramsey House. If you plan to explore more after the tour, we encourage our guests to return here to speak with the friendly staff with a wealth of information.

Stop At: Athenaeum

Our tour route takes you past the Athenaeum, a gallery of fine arts and a performance space. The building is an impressive example of Greek Revival architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Waterfront Park

Alexandria's newest park sits at the end of King Street and features temporary public art installations, the first of which is an interactive, responsive work. The art responds to sound with illuminated color, bathing visitors in rainbow-hued light as they talk, sing, and play within the installation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Torpedo Factory Art Center

We'll pass through the Torpedo Factory, which is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof.

Duration: 5 minutes
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