200th Anniversary of Lafayette's Visit to Alexandria Virginia, Oct. 14!

Mon Oct 14 2024 at 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm UTC-04:00

Benjamin Delaney House | Alexandria

Ed Moser
Publisher/HostEd Moser
200th Anniversary of Lafayette's Visit to Alexandria Virginia, Oct. 14!

200th Anniversary Tour Lafayette's Famed Visit to Alexandria Virginia Oct. 14!


On the week of the Marquis de Lafayette's 200th anniversary visit to Alexandria take a walk through Alexandria’s cultural & historic core to examine the visit and epochal life of the "hero of two worlds." Old Town Alexandria drips with an astonishing dense array of famous persons and noted events related to Lafayette's life and times. Especially those involving the American Revolution and George Revolution (in George Washington's hometown). Accompanied by a historian/author immerse yourself in this special tour and in one of America’s most fascinating towns.


Meet outside the Benjamin Delaney House 223 South Saint Asaph Street (corner of Duke Street) Alexandria VA 22314 St. Alexandria Virginia 22314


Our packed itinerary will select from:

• Lafayette's triumphant reunion tour to America

• His stay in Alexandria Oct. 16 1824.

• George Washington Old Town surveyor

• The noted architects behind the city’s stunning architecture

• The Alexandria houses and taverns where Lafayette stayed and spoke

• Hometown of famous Founding Fathers

• The Marquis ahead of his time on involuntary servitude

• George Washington’s secret townhouse

• Lafayette at the White House Congress and Lafayette Square

• The site of the first six Presidential inaugural balls

• The nation’s narrowest houses

• Where the Marquis passed by on the way to the battle of Yorktown

• Where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were hatched

• What did the Founding Fathers do for fun? Violent horse races & crazed drinking bouts from back in the day.

• A World War Two munitions factory and spy nest

• How GW started a world war

• Old Town when new in 1824

• The horrific attack on a Revolutionary War hero

• "Give me liberty or give me death!"

• The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier--of the American Revolution

• The real “Father” of his country

• Lafayette's astonishing array of friendships with many famous Americans

And more!


Your guide is a former “Tonight Show” writer an ex-Presidential speechwriter & author of a new novel set in Alexandria that draws on its rich history:

https://www.amazon.com/OLD-TOWN-HORROR-Americas-Historic-ebook/dp/B0BX27RWYG

His book on D.C.’s history The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime Scandal & Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-white-houses-unruly-neighborhood-edward-p-moser/1131103788

And a book on the wild history of the Capitol Building:

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-History-Capital-Tumultuous-Congress/dp/1493055909


Plenty of excellent restaurants in the area for afterwards.


Your host's tours are rated more highly than the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China!:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g28970-d12791843-Reviews-Lafayette_Square_Tour_of_Scandal_Assassination_Intrigue-Washington_DC_District_of.html


Think history’s dull? Think again!

Event Venue

Benjamin Delaney House, 223 South Saint Asaph Street , Alexandria, United States

Tickets

USD 25.00

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