GHOULS AND GHOSTS GALORE GATHER IN ALEXANDRIA
Edited by Madelyn Miller, the Travellady
It’s once again the time of year in Alexandria where the
streets are filled with residents, visitors, and the delightfully paranormal.
What better way to celebrate this spooky time of year than to visit this
historic destination where who-knows-what lays around each corner.
Alexandria Colonial Tours presents its extra-creepy tour at
this time of year, including a visit to either Gadsby's Tavern Museum or House
in the Country, to hear tales of the women who haunt these historic buildings.
Tours run every 15 minutes, 6:30-9:15 p.m. between October 27-31. For more
information, please contact Alexandria Colonial Tours at 703-519-1749.
Edgar Allen Poe once again visits Alexandria, as actor
David Keltz portrays the poet in two shows at The Lyceum on October 30 & 31.
This annual event always plays to a sold-out crowd as Keltz delivers shorts
stories and poems from the late Poe. Reserve your tickets early by calling The
Lyceum at 703-838-4994. Tickets are $12 a person.
On October 26 between 5-8 p.m. even Alexandria’s favorite
four-legged friends get in on the Halloween fun as the Old Town Hotel hosts the
last Doggie Happy Hour of the season with a costume contest for the dogs. Free
treats and water will be available for the dogs as well as the humans. If
you’re looking for more information about the party, please call 703-549-6080.
Death once again knocks on the door of the Carlyle House.
You, too, can visit the Carlyle House on October 28 between 6-9 p.m. and
participate in a historic recreation of John Carlyle’s 1780 funeral. Living
history reenactors play the part of family and townsfolk as the funeral
procession makes its way from Carlyle House to the Old Presbyterian Meeting
House. To take part in this event please call 703-549-2997.
For more information regarding any of these or other events
that are taking place around this haunted season, please visit
www.FunSideofthePotomac.com, or call the Ramsay House Visitors Center at
Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer. You can see her
THE THIRTEEN COLONIES
Travel Historic America
By Carol Berkin
Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf
BEST VIRGINIA MUSIC
An evening at the Painted Lady played by contemporary pianist Keith Nesbit.
BEST VIRGINIA COOKBOOKS
The Best of Virginia Farms
Cookbook & Tour Book
Recipes, People, Places
By CiCi Williamson, Illustrations by Garry Pound
Menasha Ridge Press
by (Rowena Fullinwinder co-authored the Celebrate Virginia! book with James A.
Crutchfield and Winette Sparkman Jeffery)
Publisher - Thomas Nelson
Cost: $19.95 at Rowena's gift shop or order online
Cookbooks from the Junior League of Richmond, Virginia
Purchase Virginia Fare and Virginia Seasons at the Clothes Rack (2618 W Cary
St), bookstores, or from this website...
BEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The Adventures of Rowena and the Jam and Jelly Factory
The Adventures of Rowena and Carrot Jam the Rabbit
both were independently published
ALEXANDRIA VISITORS CENTER
Ramsay House Visitors Center
221 King SDtreet
WHERE TO STAY
Residence Inn by Marriott
1456 Duke Street
Free Dash About bus service weekends from King Street Metro Station to Market
Free 24-hour parking passes (for two-hour meters) available
at Ramsey House Visitors Center
100 King Restaurant
100 King Street
911 King Street
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Saturday morning Farmer’s Market in Market Square
Could you have survived? Visit the website,
www.Jamestown1607.org to learn
more and play the interactive experience, "Stories of a Nation."
Back to TravelLady Magazine