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Scenes from the upcoming PBS drama “Mercy Street” were shown at the ACVA annual meeting. The show is set in Alexandria and debuts Jan. 17, 2016, following “Downton Abbey.”

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Alexandria: Preparing City for National Spotlight

Visit Alexandria plans for upcoming PBS drama “Mercy Street.”

Forget Lady Mary and the Grantham’s of Downton Abbey. A new PBS drama based in Civil War Alexandria will make its premier in January and Visit Alexandria is preparing the city for its close up in the national spotlight.

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