Status Update from Historic Alexandria

Museums are beginning to reopen in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan. In compliance with the governor’s Stay-at-Home order, the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) sites have been closed since March. Public programs are cancelled until further notice. Refer to the Calendar for the status of Commission and other departmental associated meetings.

Page updated on Aug 7, 2020 at 9:33 AM

Status Update from Historic Alexandria

Museums are beginning to reopen in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia Plan. In compliance with the governor’s Stay-at-Home order, the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) sites have been closed since March. Public programs are cancelled until further notice. Refer to the Calendar for the status of Commission and other departmental associated meetings.

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


Reopenings


Continuing Closures

The following properties are currently closed:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • 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:

#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! 

30-Day Challenge: Alexandria EJI edition Build your social justice muscles this summer! As our nation and city come to terms with their legacies of racial injustice, take the 30-Day Challenge to learn, listen, explore, and act to make positive change.

Finding Historic Locations Through Wayfinding Signs

Primary and Secondary Resources at Gadsby’s

Apothecary Archival Collection

Historic Alexandria Collections Online

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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