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The Franconia Museum exhibit hall and display cases full of historical objects.
The Groveton Chapel on Richmond Highway as it looked in 1950.
A Japanese cherry tree stands in spring bloom in front of the Mamie Davis Park gazebo in Occoquan.

Franconia's past is history, but it never gets old. Come with me!

Discover the history of Alexandria, VA

Featuring the neighborhoods of Franconia, Mount Vernon, Old Town and more!

The front cover of Nathaniel Lee's book, The Iron Road of Franconia: A History of the RF&P Railroad in Fairfax County, VA.


Shop award-winning books and hand-drawn maps by Nathaniel Lee featuring Franconia's rich history.

A gravel path flanked by autumn trees.  Standing in the background is the Jones Point Park lighthouse in Alexandria.


View my guided local history tours in the Alexandria area.  Walking or driving, I know the sites to see!

Tour guide Nathaniel Lee stands next to a display of his hand-drawn map, "Franconia: Then and Now" while in the background are other historical displays inside the Franconia Museum.


Nathaniel Lee is an award-winning local historian and tour guide in the greater Alexandria area of Virginia.

Franconia History L.L.C.

Real-life stories are often more fascinating than a novel.

At Franconia History L.L.C., I am dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Franconia and the greater Alexandria area.  I am committed to providing you the best tour experience possible catered to your specific interests.

I also offer a wide selection of unique historical memorabilia.  From vintage hand-drawn maps and photographs to publications of local stories and family histories, I have something for every history enthusiast.  Whether you are a collector or simply interested in learning more about the past, I am here to help.  I am always ready to assist you in finding the perfect piece to add to your collection or to gift to a friend just starting to explore.  Come along with me into the fascinating world of Alexandria's history today!  I am excited to share these stories with you!

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