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.

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Subdivision: Belle View Condominiums

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4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,624 sq.ft.

Price: $879,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

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Subdivision: Belle Haven

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3 beds, 2 full baths

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Subdivision: River Towers

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3 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 3,000 sq.ft.

Price: $995,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

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Subdivision: Marlan Heights

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5 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,350 sq.ft.

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Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1094580

Subdivision: Marlan Forest

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4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,400 sq.ft.

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Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1106392

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 01/15/20, Last Updated: 02/18/2020

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4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,680 sq.ft.

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Property Type: Twin/Semi-Detached for Sale

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Subdivision: Olde Belhaven Towne

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1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 714 sq.ft.

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Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1101912

Subdivision: River Towers

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6 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 7,000 sq.ft.

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Property Type: Detached for Sale

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Subdivision: Belle Haven

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4 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,419 sq.ft.

Price: $1,599,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1101088

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 11/26/19, Last Updated: 02/11/2020

2413 Stokes Ln

7 beds, 7 full,1 part baths

Home size: 5,615 sq.ft.

Price: $995,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1096654

Subdivision: Stokes Jeramiah

Added: 10/24/19, Last Updated: 02/09/2020

1925 Summit Ter

4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,326 sq.ft.

Price: $1,165,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1106320

Subdivision: Belle Haven

Added: 02/02/20, Last Updated: 02/05/2020

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