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.
Free admission. Museum tours are 45 minutes long, available for groups of 10 (maximum 20). Seasonal site tours are offered when available, depending on the site and the weather.