Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Feb 1, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMExtended Tour of Apothecary Museum
Purchase tickets for a Saturday morning extended tour and spend twice as long learning about the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary.
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: A Complicated Hospitality
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
For children 3-6 years old
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 2:00 PMAn Outrage: A Documentary Film
This award-winning documentary by filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren examines lynching in the American South.
Feb 2, 2019 Sat 6:00 PMAfrican American Storytelling for Adults
Join us for an evening of African American stories that reflect serious issues facing African American culture from the past to the present.
Feb 3, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: A Magical Apothecary
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world on a tour of this 19th century apothecary, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Feb 3, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 6, 2019 Wed 3:30 PMAlexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Feb 6, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMSOLD OUT: Federal Gown Workshop
Have nothing new to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it yourself!
Feb 7, 2019 Thu 12:00 PMLate Opening-Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will open late today due to a private event.
Feb 7, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMChansons d' Amour: An Evening of French Love Songs
MC'ed by Joseph Gueron, producer and host of Globeat.
Feb 8, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 8, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Piedmont blues by The Al
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
Feb 8, 2019 Fri 7:00 PMHistory by the Glass: Ice
A night of history and cocktails!
Feb 9, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMExtended Tour of Apothecary Museum
Purchase tickets for a Saturday morning extended tour and spend twice as long learning about the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary.
Feb 9, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: A Complicated Hospitality
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Feb 9, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMKepi to Cartridge Box: Outfitting Billy Yank
Civil War interpreters talk about various types of clothing, military accessories and equipment for the Union soldier, from hands-on reproduction items to original objects in Museum exhibits.
Feb 9, 2019 Sat 12:00 PMLecture-Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery
Join us for a book signing with professional genealogist, Char McCargo Bah as she examines the 19th century legacy of Alexandria's Contraband (escaped slaves) Community.
Feb 9, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 10, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 10, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Joseph Priestley, international scientist and scholar
Feb 11, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMAlex/Caen Sister City Committee meeting
Regular Meeting
Feb 12, 2019 Tue
Cancelled-World Turned Upside Down
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.
Feb 13, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlexandria Historic Restoration & Preservation Com
Regular meeting
Feb 13, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMFree Screening of School Daze
Enjoy a free screening of the Spike Lee movie School Daze.
Feb 15, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 16, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMExtended Tour of Apothecary Museum
Purchase tickets for a Saturday morning extended tour and spend twice as long learning about the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary.
Feb 16, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: A Complicated Hospitality
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Feb 16, 2019 Sat 12:00 PMAfrican American Children's Book Fair
Interested in finding culturally appropriate books for your children? Visit the Museum for a book fair featuring authors who specialize in books for African American children and families.
Feb 16, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 17, 2019 Sun
Revolutionary War Day-Cancelled
This event is cancelled for 2019
Feb 17, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 10:00 AMPresidents’ Day Open House
Visit the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum when you are in Old Town for the George Washington Birthday Celebration parade.
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMPresidents’ Day Open House
Visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum when you are in Old Town for the George Washington Birthday Celebration parade.
Feb 19, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Feb 20, 2019 Wed
CANCELLED Alexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
Meeting date has changed to February 27. The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Feb 20, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Feb 21, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMLecture: Did You Know? Facts about Washington
Interesting & Little Known Facts about George Washington
Feb 22, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMExtended Tour of Apothecary Museum
Purchase tickets for a Saturday morning extended tour and spend twice as long learning about the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary.
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: A Complicated Hospitality
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMScreen Printing Activity for Families
Visit the Alexandria Black History Museum for a fun activity for families.
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMCivil War Winter Drill Day
The 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, Company K, will present drills and discuss the equipment, uniforms, weaponry and army life of the Union soldier.
Feb 23, 2019 Sat 7:30 PMMadeira Tasting
Learn about early seaports in America through the lens of Alexandria’s recent archaeological excavations as you sample the Rare Wine Company’s “Historic Madeira Series.”
Feb 24, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
Feb 24, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Feb 25, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Cmte
Postponed meeting
Feb 25, 2019 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Feb 27, 2019 Wed 3:30 PMAlexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Mar 2, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 3, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: American Sign Language
This tour will be conducted exclusively in American Sign Language. Only visitors fluent in ASL should attend this tour as there will be no English interpretation provided.
Mar 6, 2019 Wed 3:30 PMAlexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Mar 8, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Julia Pantinella
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
Mar 9, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 9, 2019 Sat
Cancelled-Her Story: Women in Action
Due to a scheduling conflict this event has been cancelled.
Mar 10, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Hannah Fairfax Washington & her sister-in-law Jane Fairfax, locals reminisce about early Alexandria
Mar 11, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMAlex/Caen Sister City Committee meeting
Regular Meeting
Mar 12, 2019 Tue 7:30 PMOrdinary Equality: The DAR from 1890-1920
As America prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, come hear how members of the Daughters of the American Revolution worked for social reform and helped make the dream of women's voting rights a reality.
Mar 13, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlexandria Historic Restoration & Preservation Com
Regular meeting
Mar 16, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 18, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Cmte
Regular meeting
Mar 19, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Mar 20, 2019 Wed
CANCELLED Alexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
This meeting has been cancelled. The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Mar 20, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Mar 23, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 23, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMCivil War Women's Day
In recognition of Women's History Month, civilian reenactors will interpret the clothing, skills and contributions of women during the Civil War period.
Mar 24, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour-Pharmacy Nerds
Spend more time touring the Apothecary Museum with museum volunteer who is also a pharmacist.
Mar 30, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 31, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: A Magical Apothecary
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world on a tour of this 19th century apothecary, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Apr 1, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
Apr 6, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Apr 7, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
Apr 10, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlexandria Historic Restoration & Preservation Com
Regular meeting
Apr 12, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Two Sisters
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
Apr 13, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Apr 14, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: A Magical Apothecary
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world on a tour of this 19th century apothecary, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Apr 15, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Cmte
Regular meeting
Apr 16, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Apr 17, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Apr 20, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
May 4, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
May 5, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
May 10, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Lynn Noel f. Gudrid
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
May 11, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
May 15, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
May 18, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMFort Tours in honor of Armed Forces Day
Two 90-minute soldier-led tours of the fort will focus on the history of Fort Ward.
May 18, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
May 18, 2019 Sat 2:00 PMFort Tours in honor of Armed Forces Day
Two 90-minute soldier-led tours of the fort will focus on the history of Fort Ward.
May 19, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: An Outlandish Tour
Tour this historic apothecary and learn about a few of the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of novels from cascara to dauco seeds.
May 20, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Cmte
Regular meeting
May 21, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
May 25, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
May 26, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 11:00 AM75th Commemoration of DDay
Commemoration events, period music and dancing, history booths and more.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps.
Jun 14, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Toccatta Players
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
Jun 18, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jul 15, 2019 Mon 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 16, 2019 Tue 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.
Jul 17, 2019 Wed 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.
Jul 18, 2019 Thu 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.

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