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Route 1 Fun Facts
Fun Fact #13

The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.

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Driving Historic Route 1 through Virginia is like watching America's story unfold before your eyes.

  • African American Heritage Park

    Holland Lane, between Duke Street and Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314

  • Alexandria Black History Museum

    902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
    Phone: (703) 838-4356

  • Alexandria Canal Tide Lock

    Montgomery Street at Potomac River, Arlington, VA, 22314

  • Alexandria City Hall and Market House

    301 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
    Phone: (703) 838-4000

  • Alexandria Historic District

    Downtown Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, 22314
    Phone: (703) 746-4000

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