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All-Ages Scavenger Hunt and Chocolate/Wine Tasting in Old Town, Saturday, May 5

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month in Alexandria! The following events are part of a month-long celebration of Historic Preservation Month, which was first celebrated in 1973. For more information and details of other events this month, please visit:

All-Ages Scavenger Hunt in Old Town

Hit the streets and alleys of Old Town to look for architectural features and clues to our past. Find the OHA cart in Market Square between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up a map and clues.

Finish at Alexandria Archaeology Museum at the Torpedo Factory by 3 p.m. for a prize. Come as a family or with a group of friends – this event is for all ages. Free to play!


Carlyle House Chocolate and Wine Tasting
Carlyle House, 121 North Fairfax St.
6:30-9 p.m.

What goes better with wine than chocolate? Join Potomac Chocolate on the Magnolia Terrace for an evening of locally made chocolates paired with delicious wines. There will also be small snacks that guests can enjoy between their wine and chocolate. Tours of the house will run from 6:30-7 p.m. with the tasting starting promptly at 7 p.m. Registration Ages 21 and over only. $40 per person.

This series of events is sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria, Alexandria Department of Planning & Zoning, and Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. Collaboration partners for Preservation Month include: The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Alexandria Library Special Collections, Alexandria Association, Alexandria Historical Society, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, Alexandria Archaeological Commission, the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission, the Boards of Architectural Review, and Historic Alexandria Resources Commission.

Please check for event information and to register, as some events have limited numbers and fees vary. For more information, visit

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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