"Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria" Exhibition

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Alexandria, VA
  • From: September 16, 2011 - September 30, 2013
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-Sa), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun)
  • Recurring daily
  • Admission: Suggested $2
  • Location: Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
  • Venue: Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
  • 201 S. Washington Street
  • Alexandria VA 22314
  • Phone: (703) 746-4994
  • Calendar Type: Main
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"Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria" examines life in an American town, seized and held by its own Federal government, following Virginia's decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. See how Robert E. Lee’s hometown of Alexandria was transformed literally overnight from a prosperous, bustling commercial port into a supply, hospital, and transportation center for the Union Army, and find out why Alexandria became a destination for African Americans seeking freedom.

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