Alexandria Tour Ideas
On this 3-hour tour inspired by the PBS mini-series Mercy Street, experience Civil War era Alexandria with an intimate group of 2-5 people. Visit important locations seen in the series, such as a hospital used during the Civil War, a tavern, and a Union Soldier chapel. Walk in the footsteps of the characters and discover the history behind Mercy Street.
Learn more about women's roles during the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was in a unique position during the Civil War. It was a city with Southern sympathies continuously occupied by the Union Army and virtually operating as a Northern supply depot due to its proximity to Washington, DC and its transportation infrastructure. The women who remained in Alexandria and those who came during occupation experienced the War not as a battle but a day-to-day way of life. This tour will explore the stories of a diverse group of women and their experiences living in Civil War Alexandria.<br />
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