Some of our Museums are 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 Sep 10, 2020 at 10:56 AM

Open Museums

Museums are beginning to reopen in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan.The following properties are now open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See more about hours, timed tickets (where applicable) and safety measures.

 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. 


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:

  • Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Archives and Records Center
  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
  • Freedom House
  • Friendship Firehouse Museum
  • 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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