Local Attractions

Goodwin House Alexandria has activities to entertain and educate from morning till night. But when you want to get away, whether for an hour or an evening out, great shopping, dining, museums, sporting events and lots more are all a short ride away.

A small sample of all that’s available:

Museums & Memorials

  • Historic Alexandria
  • Mount Vernon
  • Woodlawn Plantation
  • Torpedo Factory Galleries
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Gunston Hall
  • Smithsonian
  • Corcoran Art Museum
  • Phillips’ Collection
  • Vietnam, Korean War and WWII Memorials
  • Roosevelt, Jefferson, Lincoln and Martin Luther King memorials

Theaters & Arenas

  • Kennedy Center
  • Warner Theater
  • Arena Stage
  • National Theater
  • Wolf Trap
  • Jiffy Lube Live
  • Patriot Center
  • Verizon Center


  • Boating on the Potomac River
  • Fishing on the river and area lakes
  • Biking on many local bike paths
  • Golfing on amateur and professional courses
  • Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Music, dance, arts, food and ethnic festivals
  • Inexpensive and five-star restaurants of all types of cuisine
  • Professional sports, including Redskins football, Wizards basketball, Capitals hockey, Nationals baseball and DC United soccer