About/FAQs

Discover Alexandria is a small veteran owned business in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

We specialize in a variety of different tours to include: local history, Civil War, women’s history, colonial and revolutionary history, ghost tours, pub crawls, and dessert tours.

We can customize tour times and subjects by request.

To inquire about tours, please email discoveralexandria@gmail.com or call 774-641-9006.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do tours start?

All regularly scheduled tours begin at the Alexandria Visitor’s Center at 221 King St. If you schedule a private tour, you can request the guide meet you at a location convenient to you within Old Town. Most private tours leave from Market Square.

Should I register in advance?

Spots for tours on the weekends fill up pretty fast, emailing discoveralexandria@gmail.com ahead of time saves you a spot. You do not have to pay ahead of time. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email 24 hours in advance.

How do I pay for the tour?

You can pay with credit card or cash for regularly scheduled tours at the Visitor’s Center. For private tours, we request you pay in cash or by check. We collect money the day of the tour.

Should I tip the tour guide?

If you enjoyed your tour, you can certainly tip your guide to show your appreciation. Guides work off of tips and payment from ticket sales. If you were not satisfied with your tour, please email us with any feedback you have.

What happens if it rains when I scheduled a tour?

Tours will run-rain or shine. Just make sure to wear your rain boots and bring an umbrella.

Are dogs allowed to come on the tour?

Discover Alexandria welcomes dogs on all tours except the Sweet History and Historical Pub crawl.

What should I bring on the tour?

We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, bringing a water bottle during the summer, and an umbrella if there is any chance of rain in the forecast.

How far in advance do I need to call to book a private tour?

We gladly accommodate date-of requests, but the earlier you book the tour, the greater flexibility we will have with available tour times.