Alexandria Archaeology Museum

  • 105 N. Union Street, Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Third Floor, #327
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 746-4399
  • Details

    Step right into the museum's laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment.

    The museum's exhibits highlight the process of archaeology and the latest Alexandria finds. A Community Digs its Past: The Lee Street Site, the museum's main exhibit, weaves the story of the wharves, taverns, bakery and Civil War privy excavated at the corner of Lee and Queen Streets together with the story of archaeologists at work, from excavation and historical research to artifact processing and archaeological conservation. In the Museum's Public Laboratory, you may find volunteers washing, marking and cataloging artifacts from the latest dig. Participate in hands-on activities, and explore small temporary exhibits highlighting archaeological research.

    The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

  • Amenities
  • Events

    Shuter’s Hill Open House

    • Shuter's Hill at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial
    • June 2, 2018

    Get the first look at this year’s excavations at Shuter’s Hill, an 18th century urban plantation…

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    Alexandria Archaeology Program…

    Assist Alexandria Archaeology at a public dig! The dig day includes an introduction to the…

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    Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp

    Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site! Learn professional…

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    Archaeology Workshop at Shuter’s…

    • Shuter's Hill at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial
    • July 28, 2018

    What did Shuter’s Hill used to look like? Each day of excavation uncovers more information. Take…

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