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

6631 Wakefield Dr #318

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 714 sq.ft.

Price: $195,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1121642

Subdivision: River Towers

Added: 04/07/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

6413 15th St

3 beds, 1 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,586 sq.ft.

Price: $665,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1115558

Subdivision: New Alexandria

Added: 03/06/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

6706 W Wakefield Dr #B1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 785 sq.ft.

Price: $299,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1117116

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 03/18/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

6606 E Wakefield Dr #A1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 785 sq.ft.

Price: $290,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1117686

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 04/06/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

1904 Belle Haven Rd

4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,604 sq.ft.

Price: $1,455,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1117002

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 03/12/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

6622 10th St #A2

3 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 943 sq.ft.

Price: $299,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1118470

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 03/20/20, Last Updated: 04/07/2020

6718 Swarthmore Dr

3 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,720 sq.ft.

Price: $664,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1120274

Subdivision: Bucknell Manor

Added: 04/03/20, Last Updated: 04/06/2020

7202 Regent Dr

4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,456 sq.ft.

Price: $819,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1113930

Subdivision: Villamay

Added: 03/01/20, Last Updated: 04/06/2020

7212 Regent Dr

3 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,421 sq.ft.

Price: $850,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1117966

Subdivision: Villamay

Added: 03/17/20, Last Updated: 04/06/2020

6602 10th St #B1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 793 sq.ft.

Price: $275,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1089006

Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

Added: 09/11/19, Last Updated: 04/06/2020

2105 Windsor Rd

4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,542 sq.ft.

Price: $999,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1121136

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 04/03/20, Last Updated: 04/04/2020

1517 Belle View Blvd

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 793 sq.ft.

Price: $274,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1118722

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 03/24/20, Last Updated: 04/04/2020

6510 Potomac Ave #C1

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 793 sq.ft.

Price: $285,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1119298

Subdivision: Belle View

Added: 03/23/20, Last Updated: 04/03/2020

7121 Marine Dr

3 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 3,000 sq.ft.

Price: $995,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1108836

Subdivision: Marlan Heights

Added: 01/31/20, Last Updated: 04/03/2020

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