Alexandria Virginia Map and Directions

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    Maps, Directions and Transportation Options to Alexandria

    Alexandria Virginia Map
    ••• Alexandria Virginia Map. Map Data © Google

    Alexandria, Virginia is located along the Potomac River, six miles south of Downtown Washington, DC. The historic town is north of I-95, south of I-395 and west of Route 1. This map of Alexandria serves as a guide to help you navigate your way to the popular neighborhood and find the major attractions. The heart of Old Town centers from King Street  (Route 7) near the King Street Metro station to the waterfront and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. See a closeup map on the next page. 

    Getting to Alexandria

    While there are four Metro stations that serve the Alexandria area, the King Street station, near the George Washington Masonic Memorial, is the closest to Old Town Alexandria, the most popular destination for visitors. See a Guide to Using the Washington Metrorail. The station is over a mile and a 10 block walk to the waterfront. The King Street Trolley is free and offers easy transportation around Old Town. It runs every 10 minutes between Union Street and the King St - Old Town...MORE Metrorail station with stops at the following cross streets: 

    Diagonal Road
    Peyton Street (1400 block of King Street)
    Fayette Street (1200 block)
    Patrick Street (1000 block)
    Columbus Street (800 block)
    St. Asaph Street (600 block)
    Royal Street (400 block)
    Lee Street (200 block)
    Union Street (Unit block)

    The King Street trolley runs Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m./Midnight

    Metrobus also provides service to Alexandria from around the region. 

    DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) provides bus service around Alexandria and between its Metro and the Pentagon Stations. 

    Amtrak also stops at the King Street Metro Station with routes that serve major cities including Boston, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

    Driving Directions to Alexandria

    From Washington, DC:
    Head south on 14th St NW/US-1 toward Jefferson Dr SW
    Continue to follow US-1 Entering Virginia
    Take the exit toward George Washington Memorial Pkwy South
    Take exit 10B toward Reagan National Airport/Mount Vernon
    Continue approximately 3.8 miles, the Parkway will become N. Washington St. which runs to the heart of Old Town Alexandria
    King Street is the main shopping district, the waterfront is about 6 blocks to the east

    From Maryland (Northwest of DC):
    Take I-495 South toward Northern Virginia
    Exit onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy South
    Follow GW Parkway to exit 10B toward Reagan National Airport/Mount Vernon
    Continue approximately 3.8 miles, the Parkway will become N. Washington St. which runs to the heart of Old Town Alexandria
    King Street is the main shopping district, the waterfront is about 6 blocks to the east

    From Maryland (Northeast of DC):
    Take I-495 South toward Andrews AFB/Richmond VA
    Pass through the District of Columbia and enter Virginia
    Take exit 176B-A for VA-241/Telegraph Rd toward Alexandria
    Slight right at Telegraph Rd/VA-241 North
    Merge onto Duke St/VA-236 East via the ramp to Downtown Alexandria

    From Northern Virginia:
    Take I-395 to King Street/VA-7 Exit 5.

    Parking in Old Town Alexandria: On-street parking and public parking lots are available. See details about how to find parking in Alexandria

    For more information about public transportation, dining, sightseeing tours, annual events, and more, see a profile of Alexandria, Virginia. 

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    Old Town Alexandria Map

    Old Town Alexandria Map
    ••• Old Town Alexandria Map. Map Data © Google

    This map shows a closeup version of the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Some of the main streets are named King, Duke, Prince, Queen, and Princess for the royalty that first established the town during Colonial times. Old Town is a fascinating place to explore on foot with its cobblestone streets, colonial houses and churches, museums, shops and restaurants. For more information, see a Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria