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Echoes of Alexandria: A Journey Through Time at the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$30.00

Discover Alexandria’s Rich History on the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour

Embark on the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour and journey through over 200 years of Alexandria’s history. This 82-acre outdoor museum offers a glimpse into the lives of those who shaped our nation’s past. The Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour is the perfect way to explore Alexandria’s rich heritage.

Experience the Best History Tour in Alexandria

During this 90-minute to two-hour walking tour, covering approximately 2 miles, our guides will lead you through several of the thirteen cemeteries within the complex. With over 35,000 individuals resting here, each with their own unique stories, you’ll understand why our guests often regard the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour as the best history tour in Alexandria.

This unique 82-acre outdoor museum offers an immersive experience, revealing the diverse stories that shaped our city and nation from 1749 to today.

Uncover the Stories of Historical Figures, Heroes, and Villains

On the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour, you’ll visit the graves of individuals connected to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, learn about their descendants, and hear stories of prominent figures from their time. Uncover tales of heroes from all wars and stories of enslavers and the enslaved, creating a complete narrative of America’s complex history.

Explore the Legacies of Alexandria’s Founding Families and Civil Rights Pioneers

The Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour allows you to discover the contributions of early civil rights activists and delve into the legacies of Alexandria’s founding families.

Highlights of the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour

Our tours highlight various aspects of Alexandria’s history, including:

  • Individuals connected to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
  • Heroes from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and other conflicts.
  • Early civil rights activists and African American community leaders.
  • Alexandria’s founding families and their descendants.
  • Enslavers and the enslaved provide a complete narrative of America’s complex history.

Book Your Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour Today

Join us on this remarkable journey where history comes alive. Visit our Tour Information page for essential details on planning your visit, including tour lengths, pricing, and what to bring. Book your Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex Tour today and experience the best history tour in Alexandria, an educational and engaging adventure for history enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$30.00
Event Category:

Organizer

David
Phone
703-869-0872
Email
dave@gravestonestories.com

Venue

The Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex
1475-1501 Wilkes St
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Phone
7038690872
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July 27, 2024 Wilkes Street Complex Tour
Ticket: Thank you for purchasing your ticket to Alexandria's Best History Tour at the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex! Tour Details: - Duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours - Distance: Approximately 2 miles - Difficulty: Easy to moderate Meeting Point: Meet your guide at the intersection of Wilkes Street and Hamilton Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Look for the "Gravestone Stories" badge. What to Wear and Bring: - Comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate attire - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water, and camera (optional) Important Notes: - No restrooms available at the cemetery - Tour involves walking on uneven ground and navigating steps Getting Here: - By Car: Wilkes Street & Hamilton Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 - By Public Transport: Take the King Street Trolley to West Street, then walk 3 blocks to the meeting point For more information, visit: https://gravestonestories.com/tours/ If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to sharing Alexandria's captivating stories with you!
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