Class trip to Washington, DC? Don't miss out on Alexandria, D.C., just across the Potomac.
All right, Alexandria has not been part of the District of Columbia since 1846, but it does offer more sites closely related to the founding fathers and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in eight blocks than any other city in America.
This 44-page illustrated guide to historic Alexandria suggests a walking tour of the most historic sites in the core of Old Town. It takes about an hour at a brisk walk. Results may vary, especially if you decide to tour any of the individual sites.
Cost varies, from $5.95 for the e-book edition to $12.99 plus shipping for a soft-cover, or $26.99 plus shipping for hard cover with slip cover. Full details and preview at http://blur.by/1cFBCvC