The Historic Alexandria Homes Tour
Since 1997, The Twig has hosted the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour offering a self-guided walking tour of beautiful homes and gardens in Old Town Alexandria. The tour, which began in 1941, was originally hosted by the hospital’s Senior Auxiliary to raise money for the Hospital. Home highlights include original and preserved structures, curated artwork, and historical collections. The tour also offers guests an opportunity to enjoy Virginia’s lovely autumn weather and the sites of Old Town as they walk from home to home.
The 2021 Homes Tour was held on September 25th from 10 am to 3 pm.
This year’s tour, “Garden Glimpses,” showcased 14 gardens and outdoor entertaining spaces scattered throughout the historic district. Each garden is unique and rarely open for public viewing. Visitors learned about the garden’s creation as well as some information about the home. An English style garden, a Koi Pond Garden and one garden with a swimming pool are just a few examples of the variety of gardens the public viewed.