Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River just south of Old Town Alexandria underneath the Woodrow Wilson bridge. The park is open to the public all year round from 6 am to 10 pm. The park serves an area for learning about history while enjoying other activities. The park is an important part of Alexandria’s history as it was one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing and transportation in Virginia. Jones Point Park features the only remaining riverine lighthouse which was built in 1855. Continue reading
The Alexandria based Tall Ship Providence Foundation with approval from the city council will dock a replica of the U.S.S Providence, America’s first warship in the Continental Navy at Alexandria’s marina this summer. The replica ship is based on the historical ship used in 1768 in 60 battles under the command of Captain John Paul Jones. The ship will be available to visitors until May 2020 after which a more permanent visitor center will be opened in Waterfront Park. Visitors to the ship will experience life abroad an eighteenth-century sloop with an opportunity to meet John Paul Jones. The Tall Ship Providence Foundation will offer cruises on the Potomac which will include family oriented adventures and a craft brew cruise. Residents and visitor will be allowed to rent the ship to celebrate special events.
Public tours will be held from Monday – Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft beer cruises will only be available on Fridays from 6 to 10 pm while private charters will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight daily.
Reston is a planned, self-contained community that intermingles green space, residential neighborhoods, and commercial development. Reston is located in the northwest of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Reston was built with the goal of revolutionizing post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. The Reston Town Center at the center of Reston and is a mix of high-rise and low-rise commercial buildings. The Reston Town Center has shops, restaurants, offices, a cinema, and a hotel. Municipal, government-like services are provided by the nonprofit Reston Association, which is supported by a per-household fee for all residential properties in Reston.
Herndon is home to 24,500+ residents, all of whom benefit from the proximity to a major metropolitan area. Herndon is 22 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Herndon has small town charm, rich heritage and a strong sense of community. Given below are some details about Herndon that everyone ought to know.
Location Of Herndon
Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County, is 2 miles W of Reston, Virginia and 20 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia.
History Of Herndon
Herndon was named after Commander William Lewis Herndon, an American naval explorer. He had captained the SS Central America and went down with the ship while trying to save more than 150 passengers and crew members. This area was named after Herndon in 1858. During the 1870s, several soldiers from the North settled down in Herndon with their families. The settlement developed into a center for dairy farming and tourism.
Tourist Attractions In Herndon
Tourist attraction in Herndon and nearby areas include Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, Frying Pan Park, Mount Vernon, Wolf Trap National Park, Washington and Old Dominion Trail, and Sully Plantation.
Things To Do In Herndon
Herndon is a lively town which plays host to several celebrations throughout the year. Some of the unique local celebrations are the Taste of Town, held in the month of April, and the Herndon Festival, held in June. There are free weekly concerts every Friday night during the months of May and August. Herndon also has some historically interesting sites including the Herndon Depot Museum and the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
The primary highway serving Herndon is Virginia State Route 228 and its truck route. SR 228 heads directly through the center of town via Elden Street, Monroe Street, Park Avenue, and Dranesville Road. At the south end of town, SR 228 meets Virginia State Route 267, a high speed, a high-capacity toll road which provides access to Washington, D.C. (via Interstate 66) and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Higher Education In Herndon
Higher educational opportunities for those living in Herndon are available at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Montgomery College.
Mclean is an unincorporated area in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high-ranking federal government officials, entrepreneurs and service businesses partially attributable to the close location to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is also the location of Hickory Hill, the home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.
McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County, is 5 miles SW of Bethesda, Maryland and 9 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. McLean is considered part of the Washington metropolitan area. Mclean is in Northern Fairfax County east of Great Falls Virginia and north west of Arlington VA.
History Of McLean
McLean is a census-designated area in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. The area was named after former publisher and owner of The Washington Post, John Roll McLean. He, along with the bankroll of French aristocrat Jean-Pierre Guenard and Stephen Benton Elkins, built the electrified Great Falls and Old Dominion Railway in 1906. The community was founded in the year 1910, at the time of the merging of the Lewinsville and Langley communities. The town of McLean is the home of the CIA’s headquarters, which were set up in 1961.
Tourist Attractions In McLean And Nearby
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Station
Little Pimmit Run
Garfield Memorial Church
Fort Marcy Park
Great Falls Park
Things To Do In McLean
From McLean, one can visit Arlington House, Cherry Hill Farmhouse, Clara Barton House, and Falls Church. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm and the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum are also within a radius of ten miles of the town. The local churches have some beautiful architectural features that are reminiscent of the bygone era. There are also a number of stunning streams and creeks including Little Pimmit Run, Scott Run, Dead Run, Bryan Branch, and Turkey Run. Langley Shopping Center, Chesterbrook Shopping Center, and McLean Shopping Center are a shopper’s paradise. In addition, the town hosts the 18th Century Market Fair, Fall Russian-Slavic Cultural Festival, and McLean Day celebrations every year.
Transportation in McLean
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is close by. Moreover, the Capital Beltway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Interstate 66, Dulles Access Road, Dolley Madison Boulevard/Chain Bridge Road, Georgetown Pike, and Old Dominion Drive all run through McLean. McLean station on the Washington Metro Silver Line opened in 2014, two miles west of the village near Tysons Corner. WMATA also has several bus routes traveling through McLean.
McLean Higher Education
Keller Graduate School of Management, Inc. is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include Marymount University, American University, and Northern Virginia Community College
The Lyceum is a historic structure located in Alexandria, Virginia. The structure was built in 1839 by a group of men who called their group The Alexandria Lyceum. The group, together with the Alexandria Library Company, built an enormous hall to provide a place for scientific research, quiet reading, and lecture.
The independent city of Alexandria located in the state of Virginia is known as George Washington’s hometown. Alexandria is also known for being rich with colonial history. Alexandria is located approximately 11 km south of downtown Washington, D.C. As of the 2018 census, the population was 160,035 which grew by 1.75% from the previous year.
Due to the proximity of Alexandria to the capital of the United States, majority of professionals are working to serve the US military, federal civil service, or private companies which provide contractual work to the federal government. Some of the major employers found in Alexandria are the United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Commerce, Institute of Defense Analyses, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Science Foundation.
Alexandria’s historic train station, Alexandria Union Station, has an Amtrak train which offers intercity services. Alexandria also has the Virginia Railway Express which offers regional rail services. Braddock Road, Eisenhower Avenue, and Van Dorn Street are three other stations located in Alexandria. The DASH bus, Alexandria’s own mass transit system, connects interest points with local transit hubs. Alexandria also offers free bus services between the waterfront and the King Street Metro Station.
In terms of school ranking, Waynewood Elementary School came in first in the elementary level followed by Lyles-Crouch Elementary and Charles Barrett Elementary School. For middle school, Hayfield Secondary and Twain Middle School are the top schools. Lastly, for high school, Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology and Hayfield Secondary are the top schools.
Properties in Alexandria
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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.
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.