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Alexandria's Key to the City

Key to the City - CorrectThe best way to unlock Alexandria's rich history is with the city's premiere museum pass, granting visitors access into nine historic sites. From the nation's first president to Alexandria's co-founders, the Civil War to civil rights, walk amongst original 18th-century buildings, peruse ephemera once sacred to key historical characters and dive into a unique history remarkably preserved by a city dedicated to its past.

For only $10, purchase the Alexandria Key to the City at the Alexandria Visitors Center located at 221 King Street or online, and tread paths once taken by some of the most prolific figures in American history.

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Admission to Nine Historic Attractions Including:

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Carlyle House Historic Park

A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War... Learn more

Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Consists of two buildings, the 1785 Georgian tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The tavern has been authentically restored to its 18th-century appearance. Notable guests included George Washington & Thomas Jefferso... Learn more

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum: Opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler, the family business operated for 141 years. Over 8,000 early medical care items are still in place. Patrons included George & Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee... Learn more

Black History Museum

Black History Museum

Originally the segregated library for Alexandria's African American residents, the museum documents the local and national history, culture and contributions of Black America... Learn more

Fort Ward

Fort Ward Museum

Experience Civil War history at Fort Ward, the best preserved fort in the system built to protect Washington, D.C. Highlights include the restored Northwest Bastion, officers' hut and museum exhibits... Learn more

Friendshi[ Firehouse

Friendship Firehouse Museum

Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855 and now houses historic firefighting equipment and exhibits ... Learn more

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Lee-Fendall House Museum

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden: From 1785-1903, the house served as the home to 37 members of the Lee family. Guided by its 1852 inventory, the house is interpreted as a Lee home of the 1850-1870 period... Learn more

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The Lyceum

The 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. Archaeological finds, old photographs, and a wide variety of historic artifacts provide the visitor with a picture of the City's past... Learn more

Archaeology Museum

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

You'll really be digging Alexandria's history when you see local colonial and Civil War artifacts as well as a 13,000-year-old stone spear point at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum... Learn more



Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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