Status Update from Historic Alexandria

In compliance with the governor’s Stay-at-Home order, the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) sites are closed and public programs are cancelled through June 10.

Page updated on May 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Status Update from Historic Alexandria

In compliance with the governor’s Stay-at-Home order, the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) sites are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice. Refer to the Calendar for the status of Commission and other departmental associated meetings.

Reopenings

The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum will reopen first when Northern Virginia enters Phase II of the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan in mid-to-late June. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and Fort Ward Museum & Historic Park will follow in Phase III.

For additional information about the City of Alexandria’s actions, visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.

Impacted Properties

The following properties are impacted by this closure:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Alexandria's History Museum at The Lyceum (Opening in Phase II)
  • Archives and Records Center
  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site (Opening in Phase III)
  • Freedom House
  • Friendship Firehouse Museum
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum (Opening in Phase III)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Online Resources

In the meantime, we invite the public to explore the history of Alexandria through its online resources by visiting alexandriava.gov/Historic and museum websites for more information. These resources include:

#HistoricALX2U Miss visiting your favorite Historic Alexandria sites? Looking for some fun historic activities to share with your kids at home? Let our staff bring history virtually to you! 

Finding Historic Locations Through Wayfinding Signs

Primary and Secondary Resources at Gadsby’s

Apothecary Archival Collection

School Program Themes at Gadsby’s

Historic Alexandria Online Lesson Resources

Alexandria Archaeology Adventure Lessons

Alexandria Oral History

Research at Archaeology

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

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