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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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  • 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 »
  • As we spent about 45 minutes walking through the exhibits on the first floor which are arranged in chronilogical groups a concert was going on upstairs so we got a two for one experience!.  more »

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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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