About/FAQs

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

We specialize in historical and ghost walking tours as well as other specialized tours.

We can customize tour times and subjects by request.

You can pay for the tour ahead of time at the Visitor’s Center with credit card or you can pay in person with cash.

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 in advance. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email 24 hours in advance.

How do I pay for the tour?

We prefer that you pay in cash directly to the guide before the tour begins. If you need to pay with a card, you can pay at the Visitor’s Center on King Street.

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.