We visited after we saw the advertisement for this museum in a guide to Alexandria. The ballroom for recitals is pretty and I am sure the acoustics are good. Enjoyed touring this small museum and learning about the importance of both the area and the structure itself which served as a hospital during the Civil War. Suggested donation is $2.
I recently attended a piano recital in the ballroom of the Lyceum in Old Town, Alexandria. The building itself is beautiful. It dates back to preCivil War times. It is as though the walls themselves could speak; it contains so much history. The ballroom upstairs had exquisite acoustics and a gorgeous grand piano. I would highly recommend it as a... 更多
Never realized how much historical significance Alexandria had. This Museum was very well done. They even had a little game that involved looking at the exhibits for clues for my grandson. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
I would only recommend this tour if you bought the city pass and were in the general area. It's just another little museum with a hodgepodge of artifacts. Close to Christ Church which is definitely worth a stop to see George Washington's box pew.
We visited the Lyceum for a friend's wedding and it was amazing. The architecture alone takes your breath away, and the reception space upstairs is beautiful. Downstairs you will find a very interesting and in-depth history of Old Town in the museum.
Small and personable, you get to step back into the colonial history of this historic colonial town. If you can, experience some of the interpreted tours of Old Town that the Lyceum performs.
Given Alexandria's incredible history, the lyceum should be the crown jewel for the city. Unfortunately, it's like a 1950 diorama -- it's kind of sad. There is no fee, they simply ask for a donation. Once you get past the aesthetics -- the info contained his fascinating. Because Alexandria is compact and walkable, it's an easy walk to explore areas... 更多
We arrived very near closing, but it only takes 20-30 minutes to go through; even reading most everything. Interesting stuff about Alexandria from the start of the city to the present. The Confederate statue is nearby.