Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Monday, December 22  •  37°Light Rain Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 37° Low 36°
Light RainAir Quality: Yellow
Tue: High 48° Low 45°
AM ShowersAir Quality: Yellow
Wed: High 65° Low 54°
Rain/ThunderAir Quality: Yellow
Thu: High 52° Low 35°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 54° Low 34°
Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Historic Alexandria
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated May 24, 2011 11:18 AM

No Comments Posted Yet

Explore Civil War Alexandria with Free iPhone App

Civil War iPhone App in HandOn May 24, 1861, 150 years ago today, federal troops from Washington, D.C., took over Alexandria, a Union officer and Alexandria civilian were killed at the Marshall House on King Street, and hundreds of local men loyal to the South met at Prince and Washington streets to march off and fight with the Confederacy. For the next four years, Alexandria would remain occupied by Union troops, the longest occupation of the Civil War.

Now “Civil War Alexandria,” a new, free iPhone app from the Office of Historic Alexandria, allows users to explore Alexandria’s Civil War history as they tour the city – either in person or virtually – through historic images, a stop guide, GPS map and more!

Users will discover how Robert E. Lee’s hometown of Alexandria became a major operations center for Union forces, while thousands of African Americans came to the former slave-trading town seeking freedom and security behind Union lines. Alexandria’s unique Civil War heritage gives visitors today the chance to see a Union fort, a Confederate memorial, and museums dedicated to African American history. Check out more than two dozen distinctive sites and learn why Alexandria’s position as an occupied city made its Civil War experience unlike any other town in America – and why today Alexandria embraces its diversity as well as its past!

“Civil War Alexandria” is available for free at the Apple iTunes store at “Civil War Alexandria” was created by Historic Alexandria staff and by TourBuddy, a multimedia tour developer.

For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit



Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.