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
Many of the museums are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice.
The following museums are NOW OPEN.
Check the museum links for current hours and safety protocols.
- Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Friday-Sunday)
- Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum (Thursday-Saturday)
- Friendship Firehouse Museum (One Saturday a month)
- Gadsby's Tavern Museum (Friday-Sunday)
The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them based on safety and available staffing levels and as the region moves through Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia plan. Includes guidelines for guided tours, volunteers, rentals, public programs and events, and on-site research and collections use by the public.
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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.
American Alliance of Museums