Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum
|Nina Tisara and guests touring Witnessing Worship. Courtesy Steven Halperson/Tisara Photo.|
The Alexandria Lyceum was founded in 1838, by a group of well-educated local men with an interest in improving public educational and cultural opportunities throughout the community. In 1839, the group joined with the Alexandria Library to construct a new home for both organizations, the building known today simply as The Lyceum. This historic site has also served as a Civil War hospital ward, a private residence, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation’s first Bicentennial Visitor’s Center. Today, as the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, the site offers exhibitions, public programs, a museum store, and facility rentals.
Covid-19 Operational Guidelines
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.
Museum and Office Hours
Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only.
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To purchase tickets to events sponsored by the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum , and to shop online, visit The Alexandria Shop.
Learn about events from groups renting the the lecture hall, for concerts, lectures and meetings open to the public.
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