Area Museums and Historical Sites

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country, and it has always been in the forefront of the restoration field. Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year. Mount Vernon was the home of our first President George Washington. The grounds are well-preserved as is the home itself.

Alexandria Lyceum is a grand hall built in the late 1800’s to provide a place for lectures, scientific experiments and quiet reading. Since that time, it has been a Civil War hospital, a private home, an office building and the nation’s first Bicentennial Center. In 1985, The Lyceum became Alexandria’s History Museum, providing exhibitions, school programs, lectures and concerts, volunteer opportunities and space for rental functions for the community. The Lyceum Museum Shop carries a wide variety of maps, books, note cards and special items related to Alexandria’s history. The present-day Lyceum Company serves the museum as a membership and fund-raising organization.

Walk to Old Towne! Old Towne is filled with historic landmarks, carriage rides and walking history tours.

Just a few miles down George Washington Parkway is the nationally renown collection of museums called the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is a wonderful zoo.

Civil War enthusiasts might want to inspect Fort Willard just as President Lincoln did. Fort Willard has long since abandoned its military use and is now a quiet park like Fort Hunt.

If you are interested in architecture and local history visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House or the Woodlawn Plantation. The Collingwood Library and musuem is dedicated to providing information about our national heritage to the American Public. Collingwood is available to anyone who cares to learn of the heroic efforts made by American Patriots, particularly members of the Masonic Fraternity, in founding and developing this, the greatest nation on earth.

Collingwood is a resource as a local library but also interesting place to visit in it’s own right.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.
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Vienna, in 1907

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1907 Vienna Va., Cedar Lane and Maple Ave.

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Paving of what is now Route One, in 1918

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Paving Rt. 1 in 1918

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Southern Towers, in 1967

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Southern Towers in 1967

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Carlyle House, Alexandria, Virginia 1918

Residences of Cameron Valley in 1988

Cameron Valley in 1988
Cameron Valley in 1988

Cameron Valley is located off Duke Street in Alexandria VA. The location is west of the GW Masonic Memorial and east of Landmark Center. Duke Garden is located just across Duke Street and Cameron Valley is in close proximity to Foxchase Shopping Center. Cameron Station is very close by as well.

Neighborhood photos

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Captain’s Row, in Old Town Alexandria

“Captain’s Row” is on Prince Street in Alexandria VA is a so-named because in Alexandria’s hey-day as a port captains of wooden ships made their residences here.

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Captains Row 100 block of Prince St. in 1924 ,Alexandria Va.

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A view of Old Town Alexandria, in 1980

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View of Old Town Alexandria in 1980

This is a view looking South from Alexandria House in Old Town Alexandria. They say Old Town never changes, many things have changed in this view since 1980. Can you spot them all?

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge was destroyed and rebuilt. The water tower and structures at Ford’s Landing are long gone and in it’s place are luxury waterfront townhomes. None of the high-rises in the Carlyle area have been built and of course the Henry is nowhere to be seen.

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.