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What’s Open in Alexandria, Virginia for Visitors

Page last updated September 10, 2021.

Most of Alexandria's attractions and experiences are ready for you to visit now, but a few continue to be closed or operate with restrictions. See below for more information. The Alexandria Visitor Center at 221 King Street in Old Town is open 7 days a week. Masks are required to be worn at this time inside the Visitor Center..

Based on the latest CDC health guidance, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in all public indoor spaces in Alexandria, regardless of vaccination status.

Current Opening Status and Restrictions

  • Hotels: Open.
  • Restaurants: Open.
  • Shops: Open.
  • Attractions, Museums, and Performing Arts Venues: Many are open but some remain closed or at limited capacity. See below for details.
  • Parks and Trails: Open
  • Tours: Open.
  • Farmers’ Markets: Open.
  • Meetings, Gatherings, and Capacity Restrictions: There are no state or local restrictions on capacity or physical distancing at this time. Some businesses and venues may continue to impose their own limitations or mask requirements.
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Status of Attractions, Tours, and More

Here is a look the opening status of Alexandria’s top attractions and tours. Please check each site’s individual website to learn more and for detailed information before visiting. Masks may be required in some circumstances regardless of vaccination status - please check with the business or attraction if you have questions.


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In accordance with federal regulations, masks continue to be required at airports and train stations, and while onboard planes, trains, or public transportation such as buses, the King Street Trolley, and Metrorail, regardless of vaccination status.

  • King Street Trolley: Operating 11 AM to 11 PM daily from King St./Old Town Metro Station to Fairfax Street.
  • WMATA Metrorail ("Metro"): Operating as normal.
  • DASH: Alexandria's bus system operating now. All DASH buses are now FREE, with expanded frequency.
  • Amtrak: Operating and connecting Alexandria with the northeast corridor, the southeast, and beyond.


Washington, D.C. Attractions

  • Most DC attractions including the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and the National Zoo have reopened, but may require timed tickets for entry. At this time, masks are required to be worn in all public indoor spaces in Washington, D.C. See the latest information, courtesy of Destination DC.