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Historic Olde Towne Alexandria We Meet in the Lobby of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
GPS Coordinates: 38.804758, -77.039831 Physical Address: 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Note: This address is for the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The nearest parking garage is at 220 North Union Street.

Click Here for Additional Parking Locations and Information.

Transportation Options: Drive, Metro, Take a Free Trolley, Ferry, Water Taxi, Walk, or Bike! Please note that there are several ways to get to the venue where we meetup for this hike. To get to the torpedo factory from the metro station, you may: take a free trolley, hop in a taxi, or even enjoy a 30-minute walk east on King Street until you reach North Union Street, the last street before the Potomac River water font. Driving Directions: From D.C. or Arlington, Virginia Area:
Cross the river to G.W. Parkway, go south past Reagan National Airport to Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street to the river (end of street); Turn right. 1.5 blocks to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the left. From Virginia (Richmond) and Other Points South: Take I-95 North which becomes part of the I-495 Capital Beltway towards Baltimore. Merge onto US-1 N via EXIT 177B toward ALEXANDRIA / MT VERNON HWY / OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA. Go 6 blocks, turn right on King Street to the river and turn left on Union Street (last street before the river); 1/2 block to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the right. From Maryland (Montgomery County including Potomac, Rockville, and Bethesda): Take 495 towards Northern Virginia. Cross the American Legion Bridge and exit onto the GW parkway going south towards National Airport. The GW parkway becomes Washington street in Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street to the river, Turn right on Union street 1.5 blocks to the Torpedo Factory Arts Center on the left. From Maryland (Baltimore) or other Points North (New York): Take I-95 South which becomes part of the I-495 Capital Beltway towards Richmond. Take the US-1 S / US-1 N exit- EXIT 177C-B-A- toward MT VERNON HIGHWAY off the Beltway. Merge onto S PATRICK ST / US-1 N. Go 6 blocks, turn right on King Street to the river and turn left on Union Street (last street before the river); 1/2 block to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the right. From Maryland (Annapolis) and other Points East (Chesapeake Bay and Surrounding Beaches): Take I-50 West to the I-495 Capital Beltway (I-95) towards Richmond. Take the US-1 S / US-1 N exit- EXIT 177C-B-A- toward MT VERNON HIGHWAY off the Beltway. Merge onto S PATRICK ST / US-1 N. Go 6 blocks, turn right on King Street to the river and turn left on Union Street (last street before the river); 1/2 block to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the right. From National Harbor Area: Take the I-495 S / I-95 S Capital Beltway heading south towards Richmond. Take the US-1 S / US-1 N exit- EXIT 177C-B-A- toward MT VERNON HIGHWAY off the Beltway. Merge onto S PATRICK ST / US-1 N. Go 6 blocks, turn right on King Street to the river and turn left on Union Street (last street before the river); 1/2 block to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the right. From West Virginia and other Points West: Take I-66 East to the I-495 Capital Beltway heading south towards Richmond. Remain on Beltway (I-95) towards Baltimore and merge onto US-1 N via EXIT 177B toward ALEXANDRIA / MT VERNON HWY / OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA. Go 6 blocks, turn right on King Street to the river and turn left on Union Street (last street before the river); 1/2 block to the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the right. Public Transportation: Metro Directions and Information:

Take the Yellow or Blue line to King Street Metro station. Click Here for the Metro map and schedule.

FREE King Street Trolley Directions and Information:

Hop aboard the FREE King Street Trolley and discover a convenient, environmentally friendly and fun way to get around Old Town Alexandria. The trolley runs daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. Click Here for more information about the King Street Trolley.

Water Taxi Directions and Information:

Take a Potomac Riverboat Company water taxi or sightseeing cruise to the waterfront right outside of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is where we meet for our hike. Click Here or call 703-684-0580 for more information.

NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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