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The Lyceum, Washington DC

The Lyceum - Washington DC, District of Columbia
The Lyceum
201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314Map
+1 703 838 4994
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Overview

This Greek-Revival building was built in 1839 as the intellectual and cultural center for the city of Alexandria. The first floor held a library, with the second floor containing a lecture hall. The Civil War brought these activities to an end and the building became a hospital. It then served as a home and an office building and was saved from demolition by the city in 1974, soon becoming Alexandria's History Museum. The history and culture of this city and surrounding area provide the focus for a permanent display of memorabilia, changing exhibits and special events.

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The Lyceum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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