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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Alexandria, VA
Event Name: Old Town
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105405 2017/Y0061
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 KM - 2A
Description: Start Point open 9am-5pm daily. Closed New Year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. May be closed on other days for special functions. Call 703-683-2007 to confirm. Trail is along city and residential streets and through paths or sidewalks of local parks alongside the Potomac River.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: 9am-5pm daily except major holidays
Location: George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Start Point / Driving Directions: 101 Callahan Dr. By car, I-495/I-95 (Metro area Beltway) exit 176B, Telegraph Rd N (Rt 241) less than 1/4 mile, exit to Rt 236 (E) downtown Alexandria to 2nd stoplight. Turn left at stoplight to Callahan Dr, to 1st left turn to driveway of Masonic National Memorial (about 200 ft before stoplight at King St). Free parking N side of Memorial. By Metro, Yellow or Blue lines to King St station. Exit station to King St, turn left, walk up hill to Start Point.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: Trail is rated 2A and is suitable for strollers but not wheelchairs. Pets officially are not allowed on Start Point grounds, but they can be kept in vehicles when you register and they can be walked to and from your car once you are walking. Trail is along city and residential streets and through paths or sidewalks of local parks alongside the Potomac River. Old Town Alexandria is full of 18th and 19th century history featuring our first President, George Washington, and Civil War families like the Lees.
General Admission to the Memorial includes a Guided Tour (first, second floor and tower exhibits plus observation deck) for $15
Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and are admitted to the Memorial and guided tours for free.
Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
Contact: Robert Grunewald (703) 303-5543
Website: www.scenicroutes.us/nvv/
E-Mail Contact: grunewar@yahoo.com