Welcome to Historic Alexandria! With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. Alexandria's many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the hand of the past that makes our city the charming and historic town it is today. Visit City of Alexandria museums and historic sites and discover our past, present and future!
Museum Openings and Covid-19 Operational Guidelines
The following museums are NOW OPEN.
- Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Thursday-Sunday)
- Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum (Thursday-Saturday)
- Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site ( Friday-Saturday; Outdoor areas open daily)
- Friendship Firehouse Museum (One Saturday a month)
- Gadsby's Tavern Museum (Thursday-Sunday)
- Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (Friday, Sunday. Monday)
OHA established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19
pandemic. All museums are participating in the ALX Promise Gold program. Staff will regularly
re-evaluate these guidelines throughout 2021, based on guidance from the CDC, Commonwealth
of Virginia, and the Virginia Health Department.
About the Office of Historic Alexandria
Many of the city's premier historic sites
fall under the administration of the Office
of Historic Alexandria, the department
of City government charged with the conservation, interpretation and promotion
of these links to the past. These sites bring Alexandria's varied and
storied history to life. Additionally, Alexandria has many more historic sites which
are open to the public and tell a significant part of the city's historical
tale. The Office of Historic Alexandria is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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