These Historic Alexandria web pages include synopses of historical topics and links to related sources.
Learn about aspects of Alexandria's history by time period or topic.
These Historic Alexandria web pages and outside sources provide more in-depth information about aspects of Alexandria history. See below for a brief description and a link to each of these resources.
Journals and Newsletters
First Person Accounts
Early Histories of Alexandria
Learn about historic places in the City of Alexandria. Over 40 sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including five historic districts and nine African American sites. See below for a brief description and links to information about each of these sites.
Alphabetical list of sites
C-Span City Tours: The series American History TV of seven videos on Alexandria history originally aired March 16-18, 2013, exploring Alexandria's Archaeology Museum, the Freedmen's Cemetery, Lee-Fendall House, Fort Ward and Alexandria's role in the Civil War, as well as the importance of the city to the first president, George Washington.
Discovering the Decades: Discovering the Decades places Alexandria’s history in the context of U.S. history. Originally published in the Alexandria Archaeology Volunteer News, 1999.
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Office of Historic Alexandria
Lloyd House220 North Washington StreetAlexandria, VA 22314703.746.4554Fax: 703.838.6451Email
Office HoursMonday - Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.