Plan Your Visit to the Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Alexandria Archaeology Museum
in the Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street, #327
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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.
Museum and Office Hours
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment
Print the eSaving Coupon to receive a free greeting card from the Museum Shop. Limit one eSavings coupon per visit, please.
Small groups are welcome to visit the museum on their own, but if you would like a staff member to talk with the group, you must call the museum in advance to schedule a tour or an Adventure Lesson, and there will be a charge of $2.00 per person ($20.00 minimum). Adventure Lessons are suitable for school classes, scout groups, birthdays, summer camps, adult and senior groups. The educator can also arrange combined tours with other Alexandria museums and historic properties.
The museum is wheel-chair accessible. The City of Alexandria complies with the terms of ADA. An individual with a disability who wishes to request a reasonable accommodation may contact Alexandria Archaeology at 703.746.4399.
At the Museum, you can purchase ”I Dig Alexandria” t-shirts, Friends of Alexandria tote bags, note cards, holiday ornaments, and a variety of publications on archaeology in Alexandria. Some of these products and addition Historic Alexandria merchandise are available online from The Alexandria Shop.
Directions and Parking
The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon.
Metered Parking is available on Union Street, with two or three hour parking on nearby residential streets. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. A free 24-hour parking pass, valid at meters, is available to out-of-town visitors at Ramsay House Visitors Center (open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 221 King Street. Nearby parking garages are shown on a convenient map.
From Washington, D.C., and National Airport
Take the George Washington Parkway south, past the airport, into Alexandria. The Parkway becomes Washington Street in the City. Go about a mile, past Queen Street, and turn left on Cameron Street, opposite Christ Church. Go six blocks to the end, and turn right on North Union Street. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be on your left. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is on the third floor of the Art Center.
From I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Take the US Route 1 North exit (first exit on the Virginia side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge). Take your first right onto Franklin Street, go ten blocks to the end, and turn left onto North Union Street. Go six blocks north, past King Street, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be on your right. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is on the third floor of the Art Center.
Take the yellow or blue line to King Street station. Cross the parking lot and turn right, one half block to King Street. Turn right (east) on King Street and walk about down hill about 1 1/2 miles to North Union Street. Turn left, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be on your left. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is on the third floor of the Art Center. Or take the Dash Bus to King and North Royal Streets. Call 703.370.DASH for bus schedules and information, or check the schedules posted at the station.
Take Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express to Alexandria's Union Station (across the tracks from King Street Metro station). Upon exiting the train station, walk to your right to King Street and follow directions from Metro.