This weekend kicks off a series of waterfront events at Robinson Landing in Old Town Alexandria. Fun for the entire family, the events will be held on the promenade and pier, and include activities ranging from live music, fitness classes, a family festival and an archeology event in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Historic Alexandria. Check out the lineup of events below and click here for more details.
The incredible archaeology finds discovered at Robinson Landing in Old Town Alexandria were recently featured on NBC News4. Greg Griffin, EYA Multifamily Construction Vice President, and Eleanor Breen, Alexandria City Archaeologist, joined News4's Megan McGrath on a walking tour of the site to share the story of the discoveries. These included three ship hulls, building foundations and nearly 150,000 artifacts such as coins and dishware dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
EYA and City of Alexandria Archaeology continue to receive national accolades for their work to preserve artifacts recovered at Robinson Landing on the Old Town waterfront.
On Saturday, Old Town Alexandria residents and visitors were provided a unique opportunity to view recent archaeological finds discovered at Robinson Landing. More than 3,000 people came out to view the historically important discoveries, including portions of three 18th century sailing vessels.
More than 14 months of archaeological investigation and preservation is coming to a close at Old Town Alexandria’s Robinson Landing as construction continues on the residential community.