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Events: Alexandria celebrates George Washington’s birthday

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com Starting tomorrow, Alexandria is celebrating the 287th anniversary of George Washington’s birth with a week’s worth of special events. Washington, who...

Mount Vernon on list of 11 most endangered historic sites

By Noah Abbe George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is included on a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America, it was announced...

City names permanent city archaeologist

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks has made acting city archaeologist Eleanor Breen's role permanent, the city announced Monday. Breen joined the city...

Our View: One week, two special days in Alexandria

Two significant events take place in Alexandria this week and they are both historic and philanthropic. Each helps reveal the nature of our city...

Archaeology Update: Washington’s former townhome featured by C-SPAN

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The house George Washington and his family built at 123 S. Pitt St. continues to deliver timeless treasures and draw...

Our View: A quintessentially Alexandria weekend

History, tourism, culture and community are important elements of life in Alexandria. Facets of each were on display last weekend during the official celebration...

Photos: The sights of the 2018 George Washington Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returned to Old Town on Monday, bringing with it music, patriotic displays, energetic dance and even ponies. This year's event...

Your guide to the George Washington Birthday Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returns on Monday, bringing with it a host of related events. The parade itself travels a one-mile route in Old...

Alexandria Events: What’s on tap for this week

Those who are looking for an alternative to pre-gaming for the Super Bowl have an option with the annual Alexandria Warehouse sale, which takes...

Excavating a George Washington landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walking into Rick Garcia’s living room feels more like stumbling upon a cozy, hole-in-the-wall museum than it does stepping foot...