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Address: 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3313
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Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria
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Beautiful Building with free art shows

We stopped by on a self-tour of Alexandria. We wanted to see the building itself. There was a free art exhibit inside, too. The docent was friendly and helpful, and shared... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
Doylestown Pa

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Doylestown Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stopped by on a self-tour of Alexandria. We wanted to see the building itself. There was a free art exhibit inside, too. The docent was friendly and helpful, and shared information about Alexandria with us. Definitely worth a 30 minute stop in. (Especially if Oscar the pup is there.)

Thank JEBSV3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A small art museum, with exhibitions of local artists changing often. Well worth a visit. If you time it right, you can walk in on a reception. Check their website to see what's going on.

Thank K Steven H
Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The rotation of various artists makes this place special. It is a nice space and special events are very worthwhile. It is in a neighborhood so one gets to see a lot of history in the building and around the neighborhood.

Thank 2Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

There is not a lot to see unless they are having a special exhibit or some sort of recital. It is a lovely old building, not far off of King Street, so if you are into architecture of the Civil War era it might be worth your while to swing by.

Thank AlexandriaFoodie
New York City, New York
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235 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Athenaeum is an old building by US standards, and worth a quick. Keep checking what exhibition they have going on. Visit when the subject is one of interest so that you see both the build and something of inter.

Thank stewater
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

You will be impressed by the art in this beautiful old building. They also have other productions of music and lectures which are all free. Just walk in when they are open. No reservations needed.

Thank Jan308
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Atheneum almost always has exhibits, so it's a nice diversion as one is walking around Old Town. There are also regular lectures and programs in the evening, so check with Visitalexandriava.gov for information.

Thank Anthony-Susan
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

an historic building with lots of music and artistic events a great way to see the architecture very convenient to visit in old town

Thank drudol
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

This space has regular art shows which are always interesting. It's so close to the King St. that it's worth stopping by.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

The Athenaeum was built in 1851, as a bank. Its architectural design followed the Greek revival style building of the late 19th Century. Today it's an art gallery, and another part of the beautiful Old Alexandria.

Thank Sharon_zz

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