Step back in time with a guided walking tour through Alexandria’s historic Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex in Virginia. This 82-acre site is brimming with captivating stories that have shaped the city and the nation. Join us for a journey that many attendees describe as “the best history tour in Alexandria!”, where history comes alive with every step.
The tour, lasting 90 minutes to two hours, covers a 2-mile walk through several of the thirteen cemeteries, where over 35,000 individuals rest, each with their own unique tales. As you traverse this historic site, you’ll understand why our guests often regard this as the premier historical tour in the area.
For your comfort, please wear suitable shoes and dress according to the weather. The tour is both an educational and physical journey through Alexandria’s past.
If arriving by car, the starting point is at Wilkes Street & Hamilton Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. For those using public transport, take the King Street Trolley to West Street and walk three blocks south to Hamilton and Wilkes Street, where an unforgettable exploration into history begins.
Discover the final resting places of influential leaders and ordinary citizens who left an extraordinary impact on history. Our knowledgeable guides are ready to bring the past to life, offering insights and stories that make our tour acclaimed as “the best history tour in Alexandria!”. Experience this remarkable site and better understand Alexandria’s significance in shaping the nation. An educational and enthralling experience awaits history enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.