The neoclassical Lyceum holds the story of Alexandria: permanent and rotating exhibits reveal the development, events and character of this changing port town founded in 1749. Artifacts, displays and models provide visual interest for all ages.
The Lecture Hall, where public figures and scholars have spoken since Civil War times, is still used for public activities, exhibitions, school programs, lectures, concerts and family history workshops, and can be rented for events. (It's a popular wedding location.)
Gift shop products include maps, books, postcards and note cards; products and information related to historic Alexandria; children's educational toys, books, games, and puzzles; holiday items and Christmas ornaments.
Members, volunteers and fundraising allow the Lyceum to continue telling Alexandria's story to future generations.
- Hours: Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: The museum is wheelchair-accessible and complies with the terms of the ADA.
- Founding Date: 1985
- Ticket information: $2
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free, On-street: metered
- Gift shop: Yes
- Gift shop hours: Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Cameras allowed?: Yes