Best Family Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria
Our neighborhood here at Morrison House, Old Town Alexandria, offers a slew of pleasures for families, just as our Autograph Collection AAA Four-Diamond hotel makes the perfect accommodations for the whole gang! Here are some of the standout family-friendly activities in this gorgeous and history-rich district: all of them easily enjoyed from your plush and welcoming guest rooms at Morrison House.
Visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center
One of the foremost cultural attractions in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center provides studio and gallery space for local artists as well as a plethora of art camps, workshops, and special events for the general public. There are classes for young and old on offer here, covering all sorts of different media, so consider a family visit to unleash some all-ages creativity!
Visit a Museum or Historic Site
Given its remarkable heritage, it’s no surprise Old Town Alexandria comes well endowed with historical sites and museums. Indeed, the Torpedo Factory Art Center plays host to one: the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, which peels back the layers (literally) of the city’s backstory in fascinating fashion. There’s also the Lyceum, the city’s main history museum housed in a handsome 19th-century Greek Revival building; the Alexandria Black History Museum; and historical landmarks such as the 1753-built Carlyle House.
And though it’s not in Old Town proper, we’d certainly be remiss not mentioning the easy proximity to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate, that you enjoy as a Morrison House guest. Whether they’re legitimate history buffs or not, kids of all inclinations are likely to be completely absorbed by this famous piece of meticulously maintained presidential real estate.
Ride the Free King Street Trolley
King Street’s the vibrant nerve center of Old Town Alexandria, and at Morrison House you’re a mere block from its many shops, galleries, restaurants, and other attractions. If you’ve got a crew with a shopping bent, King Street ought to be foremost on your to-do list, and the free King Street Trolley is a pretty darn delightful way to navigate around.
Other Family-Friendly Attractions in the Vicinity
We’ve truly only scratched the surface of what there is to do with a family in tow in Old Town Alexandria, and if we broaden the lens just slightly the possibilities just keep piling on. Morrison House also makes a superb jumping-off point, for example, for daytrip expeditions to Washington, D.C., where the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, and much else awaits.
So come bring the whole gang to Morrison House for luxurious and centrally located Autograph Collection accommodations in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and take advantage of what this one-of-a-kind neighborhood has to offer!