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Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum

Museums, History Alexandria
The Lyceum
© Office of Historic Alexandria

In 1839, local notables with intellectual interests built a Greek Revival library-auditorium for debates, concerts and literary soirées. Today, the building celebrates Alexandria’s unique heritage with changing displays on local history – from the town’s founding and growth as a port, through its role as a Civil War railroad center, to its contemporary place as part of the DC metropolitan area.


Venue name: Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum
Address: 201 S Washington Street

Cross street: at Prince Street
Opening hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat; 1–5pm Sun
Transport: King Street Metro then 15min walk
Price: Admission $2
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