Status Update for Historic Alexandria

Some Historic Alexandria museums remain closed until further notice. See below for the current status of each of our museums.

Page updated on Mar 8, 2021 at 2:59 PM

Status Update

Some Historic Alexandria museums remain closed until further notice. Luckily, history doesn’t stop just because our doors are closed! Visit us here on our website and follow us on social media to discover new things about your hometown. Check the online  Calendar and Educational Resources for new online programs and resources that are being added weekly. 


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 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.


Museums Now Open

The following museums are open as of March 25, 2021. Check the museum links for current hours and safety protocols.


Museum Closures

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

  • Alexandria Black History Museum (closed for renovation)
  • Archives and Records Center
  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site (closed for renovation)
  • Freedom House Museum (closed for renovation)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary 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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