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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial- This site preserves the house that Robert E. Lee lived in for 30 years as a memorial to Lee, who gained the respect of Northerners and Southerners through his service in the Civil War.
George Washington Memorial Parkway- The parkway, developed as a memorial to the first U.S. President, preserves the natural scenery along the Potomac River and connects several historic sites from Mount Vernon to the Great Falls of the Potomac.
George Washington Memorial Scenic Byway- This scenic parkway travels along the Potomac River connecting Mount Vernon to the Great Falls Park. Spring and fall are particularly popular months because of the beautiful trees and shrubbery that line the roadside.
Leesylvania State Park- Leesylvania was the ancestral home of Virginia's famous Fairfax and Lee Families. Rich in history, this park located along the spectacular Potomac River offers picnickers, hikers and fishermen plenty of recreation opportunity.
Manassas National Battlefield Park- The Battles of First and Second Manassas were fought here July 21, 1861, and August 28-30, 1862. The 1861 battle was the first test of Northern and Southern military prowess. Both battles were Southern victories.
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge- Mason Neck NWR has forest, marshlands and shoreline. The refuge along with the neighboring parks cooperatively manage over 5000 acres of land, providing recreational opportunities while protecting the areas natural resources.
Mason Neck State Park- A bird lovers delight, this northern Virginia park offers field, forest and wetland.
Sky Meadows State Park- Sky Meadows State Park is located in Clarke and Fauquier counties on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The beautiful vistas make this a peaceful getaway for equestrians, hikers and picnickers.

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Description - Attractions include the Alexandria African-American Heritage Park, The Alexandria Archeology Museum, the boyhood home of Robert E. Lee, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, George Washington Masonic National Memorial and The Lee-Fendall House Museum. Cameron Run Regional Park featuring a wave pool, water slides, fantasy creatures and deluxe mini-golf. Also home of the Atlantic Canoe and Kayak Company, a member of the Virginia Professional Paddlesport Association.

Recreation - Mason Neck State Park in Fairfax County and Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County are a short drive away. Shopping highlights include Potomac Mills. Numerous antiquing opportunities, dinner river cruises and the Torpedo Factory Art Center where over 85 artists creature demonstrate and exhibit their artwork.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - Alexandria is located in northern Virginia on the Potomac River near Arlington. It may be accessed via Interstate 95 or U.S. Route 1.


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Contact Information:
Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, 221 King Street , Alexandria, VA, 22314, Phone: 800-388-9119

Additional Information:
Northern Virginia Travel Region - In the shadow our nation's capitol, Virginia is home to many American bald eagles and other abundant wildlife. This rapidly expanding area still offers an oasis for the refreshment of the mind, body and spirit.
Virginia Community Areas - Virginia is characterized by the rolling mountains and deciduous forests of the western region of the state. Beaches, marshes and a plethora of historic properties also bring millions of tourists to the state each year.

Links:
Leesylvania State Park - Official agency Website
Mason Neck State Park - Official agency Website
Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce - Local Interests
State Guide - Destination Research Made Simple

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