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Alexandria May Events

Historic Alexandria Attics and Alleys Tours

Saturdays in May 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon

Admission: $35; advanced reservations required

Departs from Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco St.


Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal St.



The curious are invited to visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria’s historic sites on this special three-hour walking tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden and Carlyle House Historic Park. Tickets can be reserved online at


Mercy in Alexandria Walking Tour

Public tour every Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Additional tours by appointment

Tour starts at Alexandria Visitors Center

221 King St.

DC Military Tours



Experience an inside access tour of 19th century Alexandria. Inspired by the PBS mini-series “Mercy Street,” accompany a trained military historian through Civil War-era Alexandria and learn the actual history behind the TV show. Get behind-the-scenes stories of locations where “Mercy Street” characters lived, worked and played.


Beyond the Battlefield Walking Tour

May 14, July 9, September 10 & November 12

10:00 a.m.

Admission: $15

Tour starts at The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.



Discover the real-life stories and locations of soldiers, citizens and former slaves that inspired the PBS drama “Mercy Street” in this walking tour of Old Town. Discover the challenges, triumphs and controversies of life behind the front lines in an occupied city during the Civil War. See the locations of hospitals, hotels, prisons and more that filled Alexandria during four years of conflict. Tour length is three hours and the route is approximately 1.75 miles. Parking is not available at The Lyceum’s lot for this program.


Spies & Scones – A Special “History Mystery” Tea

May 21, 2016

Admission: $50

Lee-Fendall House

614 Oronoco St.



Alexandria was filled with spies and during the Civil War. Enjoy a Victorian tea, learn about real life secret agents like Frank Stringfellow (portrayed in the PBS drama “Mercy Street,” then put your own powers of detection to the test to discover the spy in the room!


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