Learn About The History of Alexandria At The Lyceum

Located at the corner of S. Washington and Prince Streets, The Lyceum is a historic structure that collects, preserves, and interprets the history and culture of Alexandria and the surrounding community.

The Greek Revival building with four, large, and white pillars was built in 1839 from bricks from the St. Mary Chapel as the city’s first intellectual and cultural center of Alexandria. It then served as a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Civil War, then became a private home after the war, and later an office building. The Lyceum opened as the City’s museum in 1985 and now gives visitors a glimpse of Colonial life in Alexandria through archaeological finds, old photographs, maps, original artworks, and a variety of historic artifacts.

The Lyceum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Virginia landmark in 1969. It is open from Monday to Saturday 10-5 pm, and on Sunday 1-5 pm. With a small suggested donation of $2, you will be able to take a tour of the museum and see how Alexandrian’s in the 18th century lived, dressed, and built their homes.

Properties in New Alexandria

1107 Belle View Blvd #A1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 768 sq.ft.

Price: $265,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1154250

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 09/24/20, Last Updated: 09/25/2020

6716 W Wakefield Dr #C2

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 793 sq.ft.

Price: $273,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1156282

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 09/18/20, Last Updated: 09/25/2020

7116 Marlan Dr

4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 2,241 sq.ft.

Price: $899,500

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1157236

Subdivision: Marlan Forest

Added: 09/25/20, Last Updated: 09/25/2020

6631 Wakefield Dr #620

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 670 sq.ft.

Price: $189,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1157622

Subdivision: River Towers

Added: 09/25/20, Last Updated: 09/25/2020

1214 La Ronde Ct

4 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,164 sq.ft.

Price: $1,160,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1155830

Subdivision: Villamay

Added: 09/17/20, Last Updated: 09/25/2020

6631 Wakefield Dr #701

0 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 428 sq.ft.

Price: $134,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1156524

Subdivision: River Towers

Added: 09/20/20, Last Updated: 09/23/2020

6641 Wakefield Dr #603

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,362 sq.ft.

Price: $265,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1151102

Subdivision: River Towers

Added: 09/02/20, Last Updated: 09/23/2020

6500 Potomac Ave #B2

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 793 sq.ft.

Price: $289,500

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1143996

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 07/30/20, Last Updated: 09/23/2020

6614 Quander Rd

5 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 4,292 sq.ft.

Price: $1,094,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1155010

Subdivision: Bucknell Manor

Added: 09/13/20, Last Updated: 09/23/2020

1413 Belle View Blvd #C1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 785 sq.ft.

Price: $277,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1155346

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 09/22/20, Last Updated: 09/22/2020

6607 Potomac Ave #A2

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 768 sq.ft.

Price: $279,966

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1145220

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 07/31/20, Last Updated: 09/21/2020

2213 Belle Haven Rd

6 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 4,978 sq.ft.

Price: $2,295,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1152908

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 09/18/20, Last Updated: 09/21/2020

6631 Wakefield Dr #319

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 714 sq.ft.

Price: $179,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1155952

Subdivision: River Towers

Added: 09/17/20, Last Updated: 09/18/2020

6506 10th St

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 1,188 sq.ft.

Price: $400,000

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1151544

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 09/11/20, Last Updated: 09/17/2020

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