Alexandria Visitors Center

Welcome to Alexandria
Welcome to Alexandria
221 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Alexandria City
Phone: (703) 746-3301
Fax: (703) 838-4683

Originally built in 1724 by William Ramsay, the house was probably barged up-river from Dumfries, VA to its present site after Alexandria was established in 1749. Ramsay, Alexandria's first postmaster, was a Scottish merchant and City founder. The Visitors Center was opened in 1956. It offers comprehensive services-- orientation video, maps brochures, reservations, foreign translations of materials, tickets for special events and for Mount Vernon sold here. Seasonal walking tours depart from the Ramsay House.

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