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What’s Open in Alexandria, Virginia for Visitors

Page last updated July 2 at 10 a.m.

Alexandria is currently in Phase 3 of the state’s Forward Virginia reopening plan. Our independent restaurants and boutiques, historic sites and attractions and hotels are taking the necessary precautions to create a safe and welcoming environment for visitors. Here you’ll find what’s open now and when our top sites will be ready for you to visit.

Plan Ahead, Be Prepared

We look forward to seeing you stroll down our cobblestone streets and relax at our waterfront, but ask that you plan ahead and do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. While here, remember to practice physical distancing and to wear a mask, as face coverings are required in Virginia at all indoor public places, except when eating, drinking or exercising. Additionally, a mask should be worn when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained, even outdoors. It is important to always have a mask with you as sometimes walkways, sidewalks and trails can become crowded unexpectedly. To learn more and for answers to other commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.


Reopening Timeline

Alexandria is currently in Phase 3 of the state’s Forward Virginia reopening plan. We encourage you to call ahead before visiting a site to confirm that they are open, as many may choose to remain closed during early phases. Advanced reservations are recommended at restaurants, as they are operating at a reduced capacity.

 

Phase 0

Phase 1, “Safer at Home”

 

Phase 2

Phase 3

Current Phase

Hotels

Open

Open

Open

Open

Restaurants

Takeout only

Outdoor dining at 50% capacity

 

Indoor dining at 50% capacity, tables 6 feet apart, no standing at bars

 

Open, but must maintain six feet of physical distance between parties. Bar seating remains closed.

See who's open in Alexandria for outdoor, indoor, and to-go here.

Shops

Open, limited to 10 customers or less

Open, limited to 50% capacity

Open, limited to 50% capacity

Open with no limits on capacity. Patrons and customers must maintain six feet of physical distance.

Attractions

(including museums, theaters, concert venues)

Closed

Closed

Open, but varies by site.

Open, but limited to 50% occupancy or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Private bookings limited to 250 people.

See below for details on attraction reopenings.

Waterfront

Open

Open

Open

Open

Parks

Open

Open

Open

Open

Trails

Open

Open

Open

Open

Tours

Canceled

Canceled

Permitted, limited to no more than 50 people

 

Permitted, but limited to 250 people.

Farmers’ Markets

Pre-order, pick-up only

Open, pre-order encouraged

Open

Open, but vendors and customers must maintain six feet of physical distance.

Special Events

Canceled, no social gatherings of more than 10 people

Canceled, no social gatherings of more than 10 people

Social gatherings limited to no more than 50 people  

Permitted, but limited to 50% occupancy of the event space or 250 participants, whichever is less. 

Components of phases are subject to change due to conditions.

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Status of Attractions & Tours

Here is a look at when Alexandria’s top attractions and tours are expected to reopen. Please check each site’s individual website to learn more and for detailed information before visiting.

Museums

More Attractions

Water Taxi & Cruises

Tours