You’ve been to just about every Smithsonian museum in DC, and a couple of the paid entry ones as well. But what about the Alexandria favorite that’s even closer than the big city options? The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum is less than five miles from Beacon of Groveton, and showcases the historical significance of this important neighboring area. The Lyceum has been a part of the Alexandria Historical District for over 180 years, and in the past was the site of everything from a Civil War hospital to a Chamber of Commerce. Today, it houses multiple floors of rotating exhibits, including the current special presentation of Witnessing Worship: A Photographic Study of Faith in Alexandria. This exhibit includes over 100 photographs by Nina Tisara, and is a stunning collection of images that capture an important role of faith in the city.
The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum is taking the safety of guests very seriously during the pandemic, and is only operating at 25% capacity Friday through Sunday (limited hours). Because of the restrictions, a visit to the museum is even more personal, and a wonderful way to spend a few hours this weekend.