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The Lyceum

201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
+1 703-746-4994
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small but good

several exhibits all about history of Alexandria thru various wars and time periods.Also has a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann H
Hayward, California
Cool museum

Lots to see in this museum, provides good and balanced historical background for the area but not... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Monique S
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201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
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+1 703-746-4994

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

several exhibits all about history of Alexandria thru various wars and time periods.Also has a nice museum gift shop.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lots to see in this museum, provides good and balanced historical background for the area but not too crowded.

Thank Monique S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice place, not what I expected. The exhibits were very limited. It seems to need some care. I don't think I would recommend going

Thank Capetownrio
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It's more of a hall way exhibit that you would expect at your local town hall. It is nicely done, just small. I will have to say that I was enchanted by the light house lamps, they were amazing.

Thank Summer R
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We visited after we saw the advertisement for this museum in a guide to Alexandria. The ballroom for recitals is pretty and I am sure the acoustics are good. Enjoyed touring this small museum and learning about the importance of both the area and the...More

Thank Maribeth T
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I recently attended a piano recital in the ballroom of the Lyceum in Old Town, Alexandria. The building itself is beautiful. It dates back to preCivil War times. It is as though the walls themselves could speak; it contains so much history. The ballroom upstairs...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Never realized how much historical significance Alexandria had. This Museum was very well done. They even had a little game that involved looking at the exhibits for clues for my grandson. It was thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I would only recommend this tour if you bought the city pass and were in the general area. It's just another little museum with a hodgepodge of artifacts. Close to Christ Church which is definitely worth a stop to see George Washington's box pew.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit as part of old town history, and often you'll find an artistic treat inside. Community artisans frequently book recitals and shows in this venue.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We visited the Lyceum for a friend's wedding and it was amazing. The architecture alone takes your breath away, and the reception space upstairs is beautiful. Downstairs you will find a very interesting and in-depth history of Old Town in the museum.

Thank Alison K
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