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  • Key to the City

    Alexandria , VA

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    The pass includes admission to nine historic sites (worth $26) and 88 special offers at area attractions, shops, and restaurants.

    The best way to experience Alexandria is with the Alexandria Key to the City, available at the Alexandria Visitors Center located at 221 King Street. The pass includes admission to nine historic sites - A $26 VALUE

    Nine Historic Sites:

    Alexandria Archaeology Museum: You'll really be digging Alexandria's history when you see local colonial and Civil War artifacts as well as a 13,000-year-old stone spear point at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum! Located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 105 N. Union Street, #327, Alexandria.
    Alexandria Black History Museum: Originally the segregated library for Alexandria's African American residents, the museum documents the local and national history, culture and contributions of Black America. 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria.
    Carlyle House Historic Park: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. 121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria.
    Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site: Experience Civil War history at Fort Ward, the best preserved fort in the system built to protect Washington, D.C. Highlights include the restored Northwest Bastion, officers' hut and museum exhibits. Take the DASH AT5 bus. 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria.
    Friendship Firehouse Museum: Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855 and now houses historic firefighting equipment and exhibits. 107 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria.
    Gadsby's Tavern Museum: Consists of two buildings, the 1785 Georgian tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The tavern has been authentically restored to its 18th-century appearance. Notable guests included George Washington & Thomas Jefferson. 131 N. Royal Street, Alexandria.
    Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden: From 1785-1903, the house served as the home to 37 members of the Lee family. Guided by its 1852 inventory, the house is interpreted as a Lee home of the 1850-1870 period. 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria.
    The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum: The 1839 Greek Revival building serves as the City's history museum. An ongoing exhibition tells the story of Alexandria, once one of the busiest ports in America. Archaeological finds, old photographs, and a wide variety of historic artifacts provide the visitor with a picture of the City's past. Changing exhibitions explore special themes, people, places or events within Alexandria's history. 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria.
    Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum: Opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler, the family business operated for 141 years. Over 8,000 early medical care items are still in place. Patrons included George & Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee. 105-107 S. Fairfax Street, Alexandria.


    Operating dates and hours vary by Museum. Please check with the individual museums to confirm availability.

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