Visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum to learn how the City’s archaeologists, volunteers and students work with residents and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past.
The main exhibit, Archaeologists at Work: The Lee Street Site, highlights one city block to provide a fascinating glimpse of Alexandria’s history and the way in which archaeologists study the past. Small “table top” exhibits feature other Alexandria sites and finds. Hands-on activities engage visitors of all ages. Learn more about exhibits.
Opportunities to Participate
Summer Camp Update: Camp 2014 runs from July 21 - 25. Register now! Read our 2013 Summer Camp Blog. This popular program provides an opportunity for 12-15 year olds to work on a real archaeological dig. See photos of the 2012 camp on the Alexandria Archaeology Museum's Facebook page, and consider joining us in 2014.
George Washington University students are now participating in the Historical Archaeology Field Program, for the Fall Semester 2013. The field and laboratory course is designed as a hands-on introduction to all facets of historical archaeology. The course takes place at Shuter’s Hill, site of a late eighteenth- and an early nineteenth-century plantation, located on the property of the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia and at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum’s laboratory in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Civil War Sesquicentennial Events and Information
Other News and Information
The Waterfront: The Alexandria Waterfront History Plan was prepared by the Alexandria Archaeological Commission as a general framework and direction for the City's Waterfront Plan. Learn more about The Historic Alexandria Waterfront.
American Alliance of MuseumsAccredited Museum
Schedule a group tour or program?
Comply with the archaeological preservation laws?
Obtain a Preliminary Archaeological Assessment?
Read site reports and publications?
Apply for an internship?
Sign up for Field School?
Keep up to date with Alexandria Archaeology?
Learn about Alexandria stoneware?
Alexandria Archaeology Museum105 N. Union Street, #327Alexandria, VA 22314703.746.4399Fax: 703.838.6491Email
Museum HoursTuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, 1 - 5 p.mMonday, Closed
Office HoursTuesday - Saturday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.by appointment