Welcome to Old Town Alexandria! I’m glad you can join me. I’m Christian, your guide and this walking tour will explore a handful of the many historic sites associated with the town’s most famous resident, Revolutionary War General, First President of the United States, and farmer George Washington. Washington enjoyed a fruitful 50 year relationship with Alexandria, from the town’s founding in 1749 until his death in 1799. We’ll begin in the vicinity of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and work our way down to Old Town’s Waterfront Park along the Potomac River.