Historic Alexandria Calendar
Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria
|Apr 27, 2013||Sat||10:30 AM||Preparing for a Ball (Scouts)|
Balls were a girl’s favorite thing to do in the 18th century. Make a craft to take home and learn new dance steps as you explore decorative food display and dancing appropriate for an 18th century ball! Includes a dance lesson in the famous ballroom where George Washington danced at his Birthnight Ball. Hour-long program begins at 10:30am with a ...
|Apr 27, 2013||Sat||1:00 PM||Firefighting History Walking Tour|
Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. Participants learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria, three major fires, and the five volunteer fire companies. The tour begins at the historic Friendship Firehouse, goes east on Prince Street, and returns to Friendship via King ...
|Apr 27, 2013||Sat||2:00 PM||Soldier-led Tour of the Fort. |
Tour the historic fort with an interpreter in Union uniform who will highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington. Tour begins in the Museum at 2 p.m., and lasts about 90 minutes. Program is weather dependent.