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Exclusive Tour to Visit Intriguing Historical Gravesites in Alexandria, April 27, 1:00 pm

Old headstones at Presbyterian Cemetery in Alexandria, VA
This exclusive tour offers a rare opportunity to visit gravesites not typically covered elsewhere, unveiling tales of duels, cavalry battles, encounters with the Marquis de Lafayette, and many other intriguing narratives. (Photo: David Heiby)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Embark on an extraordinary walking tour on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 through the historic Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex. Immerse yourself in the captivating lives of remarkable individuals laid to rest here who share a profound connection to the landmark Lee-Fendall House. This exclusive tour offers a rare opportunity to visit gravesites not typically covered elsewhere, unveiling tales of duels, cavalry battles, encounters with the Marquis de Lafayette, and many other intriguing narratives.

By participating in this unique tour, you not only immerse yourself in riveting history but also contribute to a meaningful cause. All proceeds from the tour will directly benefit the preservation and maintenance of the cherished Lee-Fendall House. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. The tour is limited to 25 participants and lasts approximately one hour. Members receive a $5 discount. All proceeds from the tour will directly benefit the preservation and maintenance of the Lee-Fendall House.

Parking is available on Hamilton Ave. Tours start at the intersection of Hamilton & Wilkes Street, Alexandria.

Directions to the Presbyterian Cemetery from Old Town.

  • Head south on S. Fairfax St.
  • Turn right onto Gibbon St.
  • Continue to the end of Gibbon and turn right onto S. Payne St.
  • Turn left onto Wilkes St.
  • At the sign, turn left onto Hamilton Lane. and follow it to the second cemetery gate.

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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