At The Alexandria Lyceum, you will find exhibitions, concerts, special programs and lectures, along with hundreds of objects telling the story of Alexandria, VA, starting with its founding in 1749. And what a fascinating history it is because the history of Virginia is such a huge part of the history of America.
Used as a Civil War hospital, a private residence, and the country’s first Bicentennial Center, The Lyceum itself is an interesting and historically significant Greek Revival building.
Located at 201 S Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria, The Lyceum is ideally located near many shops, restaurants and historic sites. There is even free parking in the adjacent lot.
What better time to plan a visit to The Lyceum than at Christmas. Join the Colonial Ringers and the Canterbury Ringers Handbell Ensemble at The Lyceum Museum on December 16, at 2 and 4 pm as they perform a varied selection of Christmas music. Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols.
It’s easy to get around Old Town Alexandriawith the free DASH bus shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes from Friday through Sunday and travels from the King Street Metro to the Ramsey House Visitors Center at 221 King Street. If you are visiting from out of town, while you are at the Visitors Center, ask for your free parking passes, good for parking at 2-hour meters.
The Museum is regularly open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.