The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Named for The Alexandria Lyceum, a group of men who joined with the Alexandria Library Company in 1839 to create a place for scientific experiments, quiet reading, and lectures, the building has served as a Civil War Hospital, office building, and the nation's first Bicentennial Center.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

School

Learn about the history of Alexandria, Virginia at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum. Groups will enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring objects such as pottery and weapons from prehistory, antebellum Alexandria, and the Civil War era. Educational programs allow groups to go on walking tours and discuss the history of Alexandria, Virginia.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4994
Email: lyceum@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Named for The Alexandria Lyceum, a group of men who joined with the Alexandria Library Company in 1839 to create a place for scientific experiments, quiet reading, and lectures, the building has served as a Civil War Hospital, office building, and the nation's first Bicentennial Center.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Scouts

Learn about the history of Alexandria, Virginia at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum. Groups will enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring objects such as pottery and weapons from prehistory, antebellum Alexandria, and the Civil War era. Educational programs allow groups to go on walking tours and discuss the history of Alexandria, Virginia.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies. TOPICS COVERED: American History, Civil War.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4994
Email: lyceum@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Named for The Alexandria Lyceum, a group of men who joined with the Alexandria Library Company in 1839 to create a place for scientific experiments, quiet reading, and lectures, the building has served as a Civil War Hospital, office building, and the nation's first Bicentennial Center.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Camp

Learn about the history of Alexandria, Virginia at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum. Groups will enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring objects such as pottery and weapons from prehistory, antebellum Alexandria, and the Civil War era. Educational programs allow groups to go on walking tours and discuss the history of Alexandria, Virginia.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4994
Email: lyceum@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Named for The Alexandria Lyceum, a group of men who joined with the Alexandria Library Company in 1839 to create a place for scientific experiments, quiet reading, and lectures, the building has served as a Civil War Hospital, office building, and the nation's first Bicentennial Center.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Learn about the history of Alexandria, Virginia at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum. Groups will enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring objects such as pottery and weapons from prehistory, antebellum Alexandria, and the Civil War era. Educational programs allow groups to go on walking tours and discuss the history of Alexandria, Virginia.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4994
Email: lyceum@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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