Overview of Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, WiFi
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMGM National Harbor7 min drive
    Popular LocationJefferson Memorial10 min drive
    AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)12 min drive
    Popular LocationArlington National Cemetery18 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
4000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Alexandria's Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, this vacation home is in the city center and on the waterfront. International Spy Museum and National Museum of American History are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Traveling with kids? Make time for Smithsonian's National Zoo, or check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena. Motor boating and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cycling nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • MGM National Harbor - 7 min drive
  • Jefferson Memorial - 10 min drive
  • Washington Navy Yard - 11 min drive
  • International Spy Museum - 15 min drive
  • Arlington National Cemetery - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Alexandria Station - 3 min drive
  • King Street Station - 20 min walk
  • AirportRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 12 min drive


  • Landini Brothers — 3 min walk
  • Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant and Pub — 4 min walk
  • The Fish Market — 4 min walk
  • Le Madeleine — 4 min walk
  • Chart House — 4 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Riverfront Alexandria vacation home in Old Town Alexandria with kitchen
An 18th Century Landmark, the subject of books, accolades and tours through the centuries.

In the heart of Old Town Alexandria, George Washington was literally celebrated here in 1783 upon his triumphant return home to Mount Vernon following his victory over the British monarchy in the Revolutionary War. A party of epic proportions, including a 13 cannon salute in adjacent Market Square (now home to City Hall) was hosted at William Duvall’s Tavern to honor the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

Please visit our Facebook page by searching on “Duvall House” to discover more on the amazing provenance of this historically significant property.

Originally home to Duvall's Tavern; also served as the 1st Bank of Alexandria. Once the residence of Charles Lee, 3rd Attorney General, it has been restored to its original glory. High ceilings, chandeliers, archways, bright and airy floor plan, walled garden, and modern conveniences. Replete with antiques and original art!

Host your wedding, shower, reunion, or other special occasion!!! Inquire about event fees, catering and rental services. Separate contract and security deposit required depending on the size and scope of the affair.

Just over 4,000 sq-ft with 12 total rooms - double parlor, office, and den on first floor; kitchen, dining room, and expansive (450 sq-ft), front-to-back ballroom on 2nd floor.

One spacious bedroom on the 1st floor, two on 3rd - each featuring a private, full en-suite bathroom. 4 queen size beds in total.

Top-rated, Baby Europa crib available for our guests’ use, including linens. Suitable for infants and toddlers. Please advise in advance how you would prefer it configured and in which room set up.

Guests have complete access to the entire house. Make yourself at home! Do note that we store/stack the rental tables and chairs in the 2nd floor ballroom, to avoid potential damage to the staircase that could occur if we constantly bring them up and down before/after special events. We have 6 48” round banquet tables, 6 high tops, 2 6’ rectangular serving tables, and 40 banquet chairs available on premise for our guests’ use (subject to event rules and additional fees).

Keyless entry (unique code provided on arrival).

Owners live locally and are available to address any needs by text or email as they arise. Let us know if you would like any pre-stocking of food, wine, or other special requests upon your arrival.

Not unlike Paris, Old Town Alexandria is a "moveable feast". The local amenities are plentiful and the access to downtown Washington DC is easy peasy. Some of the best restaurants in the National Capital Region are just around the corner. If you are into live music, theater, or art galleries, there are several venues within walking distance.

Duvall House is just two blocks from the Potomac River boardwalk which features a water taxi to Georgetown, the Wharf, National Harbor, and the Washington Nats ballpark.

Located directly across from the front entrance to historic Alexandria City Hall, adjacent to iconic Ivy Lane, and just steps from dozens of shops and restaurants.

Free King Street trolley to D.C.- area metro, Uber/Lyft service, scooters, and rental bikes readily available. Best walking conditions on the planet!

Public parking on same block under Alexandria City Hall Plaza as well as other local lots.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Chris Marzilli
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Children's games
  • Stair gate


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Ice maker
  • Blender
  • Lobster/crab pot


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 4000 sq ft (372 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town

Frequently asked questions

Is Duvall House - George Washington ate Here! In the Heart of Old Town Alexandria pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Duvall House - George Washington ate Here! In the Heart of Old Town Alexandria?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Duvall House - George Washington ate Here! In the Heart of Old Town Alexandria?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Duvall House - George Washington ate Here! In the Heart of Old Town Alexandria?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Duvall House - George Washington ate Here! In the Heart of Old Town Alexandria located?
This family-friendly Alexandria vacation home is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Potomac River Waterfront Park and Birchmere. Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row are also within 6 mi (10 km). King Street Station is 20 minutes by foot and Braddock Rd Station is 23 minutes.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Wedding Weekend
We recently rented the Duvall House for our wedding weekend and it exceeded our expectations. Just a quick overview of the role Duvall House played in the weekend. It functioned as both an events venue (we hosted both the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception there) and as a place to stay (my wife's family stayed in the house). The house was perfect for both. Chris, the owner / host, is the man. He is such a class act and an exceptional host who really went the extra mile to make sure we had an awesome stress-free time. He accommodated us with tables and chairs, even buying an extra table. He left us champagne and some other goods. Checking in and checking out was ultra simple and smooth, as the door code was a cinch. The house itself is kind of beyond words, so I don’t even know if I want to attempt to describe how awesome it is. Our families really loved it and still can’t stop talking about it. They’re from out of town and the history and character of the house just really intrigued them. There was more than enough room to accommodate us and our 12 guests. We ate on the first floor for the rehearsal dinner. We were going to eat outside but it was rainy. There was plenty of room but it was still cozy. For the reception, we ate on the 2nd floor in the ballroom / dining room where we feasted on an elegant 6-course meal prepared in-house by a full-service caterer (Relish shout out – they were exceptional). The kitchen was more than adequate for a renowned chef and his staff. I don’t know what else to say. All in all, it’s an awesome place with an awesome host and if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing which is as good of a compliment as I can think of.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing property!
We stayed here with family and friends. The house is fantastic, location is perfect and old town Alexandria is not to be missed. Absolutely recommend, owner was very nice and extremely helpful.

5/5 Excellent

Living history enhanced our visit
Great for small family/friend gatherings. Perfect spaces to gather, catch up and celebrate a special occasion. Chris very attentive and responsive to our needs.

5/5 Excellent

Historical Charm!
A fantastic visit with a very historical touch! The space was clean and inviting. We had a great time learning about the history of the Duvall House, and walking to/from Old Town. Chris was a fantastic host, accommodating our requests and pointing out parking options. We loved the location of being nearby the waterfront as well. High recommend staying at the Duvall House for your next visit to Alexandria!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Hospitality and Costumer Service
We found the Duvall as we were scrambling to re-plan our wedding. We needed to dramatically downsize our wedding due to the COVID pandemic. We were looking for a place that was charming enough to be our venue, large enough for our handful of guest to spread out, and that could house our couple of out of town guests. The Duvall House was a perfect fit! It even had a ballroom. The house is situated in a lovely section of Alexandria to top it all off. It was just the perfect space for our intimate wedding and would be great for any event with family and friends. Chris was very responsive and helpful before and during our rental. He was willing to let us tour the house a few weeks prior to our check-in time to help us visualize the space. He set up and reset the ballroom for us. He usually responded to messages within minutes. We felt well cared for throughout, which is something we desperately needed, and that Chris would anything he could to help make our weekend special. I can recommend the Duvall House enough!

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