Another Groveton resident author Jay Roberts has written “River to Rails: A Guidebook to Historical Markers in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.” - the book is $15 and is on sale at The Virginia Shop on South Union in Old Town, The Torpedo Factory (3rd floor at Alexandria Archaeology Museum) and at The Lyceum. The book documents the 232 commemorative markers in Alexandria with 24 illustrations. After reading the book, I realized that I have passed "that house" and "always wondered what that plaque said". The book is broken into segments of Alexandria and you can use it as a map to either drive or walk thru Alexandria to see the areas and the historic significance of the houses. Especially the JONES POINT area! It is a real treat to experience Alexandria from this perspective.
Woodlawn Plantation or Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey Househttp://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org Open Wednesdays – Mondays, 10 am – 4 pm. Closed Tuesdays. Location: Historic Woodlawn, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309. Entrance is at Woodlawn Road. Daily Admission Fees: $10 Adults; $5 Children (K-12). Children 5 & under are free. Friends of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House are admitted free.