What’s Open in Alexandria, Virginia for Visitors
Page last updated March 22, 2021.
Alexandria is open for visitors, but the Commonwealth of Virginia has imposed some restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our independent restaurants and boutiques, historic sites and attractions and hotels are taking the necessary precautions to welcome visitors as safely as possible during this challenging period. Here you’ll find the opening status of our top attractions and which ones are ready for you to visit right now.
The Alexandria Visitor Center at 221 King Street in Old Town is open 7 days a week.
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 for everyone age 5 and up, except while eating, drinking or exercising. Additionally, a mask is required 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.
Studies show that spending time unmasked indoors at businesses such as restaurants and gyms significantly increases your risk of contracting COVID-19, even when physical distancing is present. Getting food to-go, dining outside and taking part in virtual activities from home are much safer.