The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum

Front of Lyceum
museum exhibition
Civil War soldiers at Lyceum
Lyceum in the early 20th-century
columns in front of Lyceum
The Lyceum is Alexandria's History Museum -- and a great place to start your visit!
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Alexandria City
Phone: (703) 746-4994
Lyceum Museum Shop: (703) 548-1812
Fax: (703) 838-4997

"Alexandria's History Museum" collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the city of Alexandria and the surrounding Northern Virginia area. Features prints, documents, photographs, ceramics, silver, furniture and Civil War memorabilia. The Greek Revival building was constructed in 1839 as the city's first cultural center. In 1974, it was restored and converted to the nation's first bicentennial center. Opened as the city history museum in 1985. Hours of Operation: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.

Admission Fee: $2 suggested

Last Updated: 7/8/2011 10:55 AM
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