Three City Museums Now Open

Museums are beginning to reopen in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum and Gadsby's Tavern Museum are now open. Indoor programs are cancelled until further notice. Check the online calendar and Educational Resources for new online programs and resources and outdoor events that are being added weekly.

Page updated on Nov 25, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Open Museums

Museums are beginning to reopen in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan.

Indoor programs are cancelled until further notice. Check the online  Calendar and Educational Resources for new online programs and resources and outdoor events that are being added weekly. 

See more about days and hours, timed tickets (where applicable) and safety measures: 


Covid-19 Operation Guidelines  

The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them through the remainder of 2020 based on 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.


Continuing Closures

The following properties are currently closed. Note that several of our museums are undergoing maintenance and renovation during this period of low visitation.

  • Alexandria Black History Museum (closed for renovation)
  • Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum (closed for renovation)
  • Archives and Records Center
  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site (closed for renovation)
  • Freedom House Museum (closed for renovation)
  • Friendship Firehouse Museum


Online Resources

In the meantime, we invite the public to explore the history of Alexandria through its online resources. These resources include:

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