The Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria is deemed as the “economic engine of Alexandria”. There are many places in this neighborhood where you can enjoy with your family. Given below are three must-visit places where you should go if you are a resident of Carlyle square.
African American Heritage Park
The African American Heritage Park is located on Holland Lane near Duke Street and Eisenhower Avenue. The park winds through woody areas lined with beautiful artwork as well as informative panels. The park has a bronze memorial by Jerome Meadows titled, “Truths that Rise from the Roots – Remembered.” The park sits on the site of one of the oldest independent African American burial grounds.
Edmonson Sisters Sculpture
The Edmonson Sisters sculpture is a gorgeous tribute to sisters, Mary and Emilia Edmonson, who were born into slavery and attempted escape at the ages of 15 and 13, respectively. The sisters were captured and held in bondage at the Bruin’s “Negro Jail” and purchased by their father. The sculpture is placed near the corner of Duke Street and Reinekers Lane.
Table Talk Restaurant
Start your day in Carlyle with breakfast at Table Talk Restaurant. It is a classic diner-style spot that will make you feel like a regular after one meal. The friendly staff, satisfying brunch staples, and plant-filled interior will entice you back again and again.