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England's King Charles I granted the entire Potomac River to Maryland in 1632. Four centuries later Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia were still arguing over their mutual boundary.Alexander's Island was one controversial site. It wa…
Fourteen sycamoresThere are 14 sycamore trees on the Grand Parade, one for each of the 13 Apprentice Boys and one for James Morrison, their look-out on Ferryquay Gate. The fruit of the sycamore are like bunches of keys. They represent the keys of …
The statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States from 1981-1989, is located northeast of this location at the driving entrance to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
In 1987, President Reagan's Secretary of Transpo…
The mansion which formerly stood here was built in 1841 by James Roach, a prosperous contractor who supplied most of the brick and stone used in the construction of the Aqueduct Bridge and Alexandria Canal (under construction 1833-1843) and the Al…
In memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who fell in the South African War A.D.1899?1900
Fortissimis suis militibus hoc monumentum eblana dedicavit MCMVII
Near this point the Alexandria Canal crossed Four Mile Run, connecting Alexandria docks and railyards to Georgetown and western Maryland from 1843 to 1886. To the east were the turnpike and railroad. In 1896 the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Ve…
Cuba, Philippine Islands, Porto-Rico [sic], USA[Seal of the Spanish War Veterans,]
Birthplace of Nellie Custisthe adopted daughter ofGeneral George WashingtonOriginal land grant 1669Purchased by John Parke Custisin 1778 from the Alexandersfor whom Alexandria Virginiawas named
Destroyed by fire in 1930
The ruins preserved 1…
[Panel 1]:We claim this ground in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.
To honor the 184 people whose lives were lost, their families, and all who sacrifice that we may live in freedom.
We will never forget.
[Panel 2]:We will b…
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority worked in concert with Federal, state and local historic preservation agencies and professionals in the field to develop the restoration plan for the Abingdon Plantation site. The restoration process …