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.
- Covid-19 Operation Guidelines
- For additional information about the City of Alexandria’s actions, visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.
Museums Now Open
The following museums are open as of March 25, 2021. Check the museum links for current hours and safety protocols.
- Alexandria Archaeology Museum
- Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum
- Friendship Firehouse Museum
- Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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
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.
- Educational Resources
- Watch Lectures Online
Historic Locations Through Wayfinding Signs
and Secondary Resources at Gadsby’s
- Apothecary Archival Collection
- Historic Alexandria Collections Online
Program Themes at Gadsby’s
Alexandria Online Lesson Resources
Archaeology Adventure Lessons
- Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery