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George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria

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George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria

George Washington Birthday Parade

Courtesy of Michael Warner

George Washington was indeed loved by the people of Old Town Alexandria and on Monday, February 16, 2009 Washington will be feted with an annual parade in his honor. George Washington's mark can still be seen and felt throughout the community from the Frienship Fire Station to the Gadsby Tavern. This is an historic event the whole family can enjoy.

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Parade Route: The parade begins on South Saint Asaph Street at Wilkes Street; next the parade goes North on Saint Asaph Street to Queen Street, East on Queen Street to Royal Street, South on Royal Street to King Street, East on King Street to Fairfax Street, and South on Fairfax Street to the End Point on Fairfax Street at Gibbon Street.

The Reviewing Stand is on the West side of Royal Street at Cameron Street. Access for Handicapped is across from the Reviewing Stand on the East side of Royal Street at Cameron Street; parking on Cameron between N. Royal & N. Fairfax Streets.

Plan your day

There will be an "open House" at historic Alexandria sites where admission will be free. To follow is a list of the places you might want to visit before or after the parade.

  • The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 210 S. Washington Street, (703) 838-4994. Time: 11 a.m. Tickets are free.

  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, (703) 838-4242. Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:15)

  • Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, (703) 838-3891. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax Street, (703) 838-3852. Time: 1p.m. to 4 p.m (last tour at 3:45 p.m.)

  • Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, (703)549-2997. Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria, (703) 548-1789. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:00)

  • Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, (703) 549-1450. Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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