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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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  • July 5, 2017
    Nice museum with photo's about the history of Alexandria. There is a great Mercy Street exhibition, but I'm not sure if it is permanent.  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Very small museum, free although they suggest a $2 donation. Relatively few real historical items. Did enjoy seeing the actual costumes worn by the PBS actors in "Mercy Street". Mercy Street was a PBS...  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    several exhibits all about history of Alexandria thru various wars and time periods.Also has a nice museum gift shop.  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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