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The Lyceum, Alexandria

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The Lyceum is a historic structure in Alexandria, Virginia. It was built in 1839, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 27, 1969. It was built as the new permanent home for the Alexandria Lyceum and the Alexandria Library, and served as a hospital during the American Civil War; post-war, it became a private home, and later served as an office building. Today it is the official city history museum of Alexandria.
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  • This is a very interesting building for visitors to stop by when in Alexandria. It is staffed by volunteers and has interesting brochures on sites to see, upcoming events in the area, a gift shop with...  more »
  • Nice museum on the first floor and has parking on the side. Covers Alexandria's history well and is well maintained. It is a free museum, but has a donation box.  more »
  • Not far from King Street and trolley, donations accepted, well presented history of Alexandria, a good place to visit, washroom and gift shop on site and parking  more »
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