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Historic Alexandria
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Plan Your Visit: Directions and Hours

City Museums |  More Historic Attractions | Key to the City |  Visitors Center 

Alexandria Postcard imageCity Museums

Explore centuries of human history. See a 13,000-year-old Clovis point, an 18th-century apothecary, a restored Civil War fort, a 1940s segregated library, and more. Below is all the information you need to plan a visit to the Historic Alexandria museums - address and phone numbers, hours, admission fees, directions and more. Before your visit, be sure to print an  eSavings Coupons.

Key to the City (2014)Key to the City Pass

The best way to unlock Alexandria's rich history is with Key to the City, the premiere museum pass granting visitors access into nine historic sites. From the nation's first president to Alexandria's co-founders, the Civil War to civil rights, walk amongst original 18th-century buildings, peruse ephemera once sacred to key historical characters and dive into a unique history remarkably preserved by a city dedicated to its past.

For only $10, purchase the Alexandria Key to the City at the Alexandria Visitors Center located at 221 King Street or online, and tread paths once taken by some of the most prolific figures in American history.

More Historic Attractions

Alexandria has many fine museums and historic sites that are not City-owned. Information on these historic attractions, including address, hours and admission fees can be found at the Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House, and online at 

Distinctive DestinationDistinctive Destinations

The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Alexandria as one of the 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Alexandria, nominated by the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association with input from the Office of Historic Alexandria, was chosen for its urban charm that blends an extraordinary early American past with modern flair and its citizens’ strong commitment to protecting and celebrating their history.

 Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House

The Alexandria Convention and Visitor Association provides information on historic sites, hotels, restaurants, shops, parking and more. When in Alexandria, stop by the Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House at 221 King Street, or call 703.746.3313 for information.

Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.