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Lewis McKenzie (1810-1895): A Civic Figure of Remarkable Influence

Early Life and Business Success Lewis McKenzie, born on October 7, 1810, left an indelible mark on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, through his multifaceted contributions as a businessman, politician, […]

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Christ Church Cemetery

Thomson Francis Mason: A Legacy of Leadership and Legal Influence

Thomson Francis Mason was born into the prestigious Mason family of Virginia in 1785. He was educated at Princeton and became a successful lawyer. He served as a judge, planter, […]

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Ivy Hill Cemetery

Uncovering the Mystery: Does Phillip Richard Fendall Rest in Ivy Hill Cemetery? – Part 2

If you haven’t read the first installment of this series, see Part 1 [here]. Paving the Way: The Washington and Alexandria Turnpike In 1808, Alexandria set its sights on a […]

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Ivy Hill Cemetery

Uncovering the Mystery: Does Phillip Richard Fendall Rest in Ivy Hill Cemetery? – Part 1

To read part 2 of this blog, click [here]. The Lee-Fendall House: Alexandria’s Historical Beacon Situated at 614 Oronoco Street in Alexandria, Virginia, the Lee-Fendall House is more than just […]

Guided Walking Tour of the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex

Join the Superintendent of The Presbyterian Cemetery on a guided walking tour through the Wilkes Street Cemeteries while hearing the true stories about those whose lives were sometimes stranger than […]

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St Paul's Cemetery

The Most Visited Grave in Alexandria

Alexandria’s Mysterious Female Stranger In September of 1816, a couple arrived in Alexandria after a voyage from the West Indies, boarding at Gadsby’s Tavern. The woman, adorned in a black […]

Wreaths Across America at the Alexandria National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America will be at Alexandria National Cemetery on Saturday December 17, 2022, starting at 9:30 a.m. to Remember and Honor our veterans by the laying of Remembrance wreaths […]

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