Take a walking tour through Civil War Alexandria, a Union occupied city in the midst of Confederate citizen intrigue. Inspired by the PBS drama Mercy Street, you will get an opportunity to discover buildings that were used as hospitals and logistics centers during the Civil War. Learn about the hardships of daily occupied life in Alexandria and the struggles of doctors and nurses on both sides to deliver care to thousands of wounded soldiers.
Discuss a forgotten founding father, John Carlyle at his opulent stone mansion. Visit the site where George Washington was first addressed as President. Transit through an actual torpedo factory. Learn the mystery of what happened to the $200,000 from the sale of Mount Vernon that Augustine Washington placed on deposit at an Alexandria Bank just before the Civil War. Visit the site of the first two casualties of the Civil War.
This Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour special offering is available for $149 by appointment for groups of any size. Tour is one and half to two hours in length.
Fun Fact: The Stabler and Leadbeater Apothecary was the CVS of its time. In 1865, the Apothecary supplied to nearly 500 pharmacies throughout the Washington, DC, area. At its peak, the Leadbeaters employed 12 salesmen throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina to promote their wholesale and mail order businesses. The company operated in 11 buildings in Alexandria, including the two main buildings on Fairfax Street, offices on King Street, warehouses on Lee and Prince Streets, and an office in Washington, DC.