Midtown Alexandria Station is close to some of the most popular attractions in Alexandria. Here are 4 places that you should definitely check out.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (101 Callahan Dr, Alexandria, VA 22301)
This Neoclassical shrine dedicated to George Washington has an ornate hall, museum and an observation deck that affords dramatic views of Alexandria, the Potomac River, and Washington environs. They also have a gift shop that is stocked with high-quality Masonic and Eastern Star gift selections.
African American Heritage Memorial Park (500 Holland Ln, Alexandria, )
This is a small park featuring memorial sculptures, a historic cemetery, walking paths, and a marsh. The focal point of the park is a sculpture by Jerome Meadows featuring a group of bronze trees called “Truths that Rise from the Roots Remembered” that acknowledges the contributions of African Americans to the growth of Alexandria.
Carlyle House Historic Park (121 N Fairfax St, Alexandria)
Completed in 1753, this elegant, manor home was built by British merchant John Carlyle. It features lush gardens that are popularly used for private events. They have tours of the house, school programs, special events, exhibits, holiday open houses, and lectures that explore the life and times of John Carlyle in pre-Revolutionary Alexandria.
Lee-Fendall House Museum (614 Oronoco St)
The Lee family homestead was built in 1785 but restored to look as it was in the mid-19th century. Since its construction, it’s been home to several generations of the Lee family, enslaved and free African American servants, recovering Union soldiers, the prominent Downham family, and the powerful labor leader John L. Lewis. Guided tours are offered from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.at the top of each hour.