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Tour Alexandria’s historic homes on September 23

The proceeds from the 76th annual event will go towards The Twig, Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary

Photo courtesy of The Twig

History buffs, philanthropists, and curious minds are sure to be excited this September 23 for the 76th annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour.

Since Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary, The Twig, was founded in 1933, it has donated nearly $4 million to the hospital. On September 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Twig will host the Old Town Alexandria tour in order to raise additional proceeds for the hospital.

For this year’s event, there will be eight homes featured, all on North Columbus Street in Alexandria, Virginia, so the walk from each property should be pretty easy. Each home is expected to date back to the turn of the 19th century. The exact addresses of each home were not shared with Curbed DC.

According to a press release, one of the highlights from this year’s event is a townhome built in 1812 that was Virginia’s first ever free school for girls. The property was later used as a prison for Confederate spies during the Civil War.

To sign up for the tour, tickets start at $40 if purchased in advance. On the day of the tour, ticket prices rise to $45.

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