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The Lyceum, Alexandria

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History Museum Museum
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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  • several exhibits all about history of Alexandria thru various wars and time periods.Also has a nice museum gift shop.  more »
  • Lots to see in this museum, provides good and balanced historical background for the area but not too crowded.  more »
  • 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  more »