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The Lyceum

Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: 201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
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(703) 746-4994
13:00 - 17:00
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Well done small museum with history of Alexandria

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... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Maribeth T
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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
Seattle WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 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 structure itself which served as a hospital during the Civil War. Suggested donation is $2.

Thank Maribeth T
Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews
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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 had exquisite acoustics and a gorgeous grand piano. I would highly recommend it as a... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Jacksonville, Florida
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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
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Riverside, California
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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
Alexandria, Virginia
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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
Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Small and personable, you get to step back into the colonial history of this historic colonial town. If you can, experience some of the interpreted tours of Old Town that the Lyceum performs.

Thank CodysFamily

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