The Amateur Traveler talks to Matthew Stone about his home in Northern Virginia. Matthew describes things to do in Northern Virginia either as a side trip from Washington D.C. or a trip in its own right.
We start at the famous monuments and Arlington National Cemetery just south of the District of Columbia and proceed to George Washington’s home of Mount Vernon.
Matthew then describes some parks and places to escape the city a short drive away.
Sure you know that the National Cemetery is in Virginia but did you know you can find a Black History Museum, an Apothecary museum, and a Tony award-winning regional theater all within walking distance of the Metro? Add in some National Parks, Civil War Battlefields, and the SR 71 Blackbird and you may just have to rearrange your plans for your next vacation to the nation’s capital.
Stay in Arlington
Arlington House (at Arlington Cemetery)
Ray’s Hell Burger (closed)
Eventide Restaurant (closed)
Iota Restaurant & Bar
George Washington National Masonic Memorial
Alexandria Black History Museum
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Little Theatre of Alexandria
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National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Northern Virginia Civil War History
Manassas (Bull Run) National Battlefield Park
Fairfax Museum & Visitors Center
John Brown (abolitionist)
D.C. Duck Tours
Shenandoah National Park
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