This 1839 Greek Revival building serves as the city’s history museum. An ongoing exhibition tells the story of Alexandria, once one of the busiest ports in America. Archeological finds, old photographs, maps, original art work and a wide variety of historic artifacts provide an authentic background for any event. Today, The Lyceum mounts an exhibit on the life of Clarissa Jones, a nurse at The Lyceum hospital during the Civil War bringing home the true story of an actual nurse in Alexandria during the war, drawing parallels with characters portrayed in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” With high ceilings and large windows and intriguing exhibits your guests will experience the magic of Alexandria’s past. Accommodates groups up 140 reception; 100 seated.