Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 11:00 AM75th Commemoration of DDay
Commemoration events, wine garden, period music and dancing, WWII reenactors, history booths and more.
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative crafts that introduce world history and folklore.
Jun 1, 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.
Jun 2, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jun 6, 2019 Thu 7:00 PM“DDay at 75: Looking Back and Looking Forward”
A distinguished panel will discuss the significance of DDay: Rear Admiral Tom Flynn, Retired Judge Advocate General of the Navy Dr. Kim Bernard Holien, Retired U.S. Army Historian Brigadier General Tony Smith, U.S. Army Retired.
Jun 7, 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.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps.
Jun 8, 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.
Jun 9, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jun 9, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History: Meet Thomas Jefferson
Guests journeying through the tavern will meet retired president Thomas Jefferson as he reflects on his life.
Jun 10, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Cmte
Regular Meeting
Jun 11, 2019 Tue 10:00 AMArchaeology Museum Closed for Renovations
The Archaeology Museum will be closed from Tuesday, June 11-Friday, June 14 for renovations.
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 10:00 AMArchaeology Museum Closed for Renovations
The Archaeology Museum will be closed from Tuesday, June 11-Thursday, June 13 for renovations.
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 3:30 PMArchaeological Commission Ship Committee
The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
Jun 13, 2019 Thu 10:00 AMArchaeology Museum Closed for Renovations
The Archaeology Museum will be closed from Tuesday, June 11-Thursday, June 13 for renovations.
Jun 13, 2019 Thu 6:30 PMArchaeology After Dark: Cartography of a Port City
Alexandria After Dark brings together professional archaeologists and historians for informal lectures on topics relating to the rich archaeological heritage of Alexandria and the surrounding area. Cash bar and light refreshments provided.
Jun 14, 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.
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 15, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMEmancipation USA: Exploring Juneteenth
Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he provides new insights into the celebration of Juneteenth in Texas as well our regional emancipation observances here in Virginia, as well as in D.C., and Maryland.
Jun 15, 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.
Jun 16, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jun 16, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFather’s Day Open House
The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for fathers and their families on Father’s Day.
Jun 16, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFather's Day Open House
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours for all visiting fathers on Father’s Day!
Jun 16, 2019 Sun 1:15 PMFather's Day Open House
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all fathers visiting on Father’s Day.
Jun 17, 2019 Mon 9:00 AMHARC Advocacy Sub-Commitee
Regular Meeting
Jun 17, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMHelsingborg-Dundee Sister-Cities Cmte
Regular Meeting
Jun 17, 2019 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Jun 18, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 18, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMIT Commission Meeting
Meeting of the City's Information Technology Commission
Jun 19, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Jun 21, 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.
Jun 22, 2019 Sat 12:00 PMBack to Fun Book Fair: Children’s Book Fair
Visit the Museum for a book fair featuring authors who specialize in books for African American children and families.
Jun 22, 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.
Jun 23, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jun 23, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Jun 28, 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.
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 9:30 AMYoung Writer’s Workshop with Author Sheila Moses
Popular Simon and Schuster author Sheila Moses will conduct a free workshop for young writers (grades 8-12)
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jun 29, 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.
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jun 30, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jun 30, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Jul 6, 2019 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore. Story time will take place every first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.
Jul 7, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jul 7, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Jul 8, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Cmte
Regular Meeting
Jul 10, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Jul 10, 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.
Jul 12, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Closed Today
The Freedom House Museum will be closed for a private event on July 12.
Jul 12, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Jul 14, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jul 14, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Jul 15, 2019 Mon 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 15, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMHelsingborg-Dundee Sister-Cities Cmte
Regular Meeting
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 16, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
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 17, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
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.
Jul 21, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jul 21, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Jul 21, 2019 Sun 3:00 PMReception-Living Legends of Alexandria
The Alexandria Black History Museum and Living Legends of Alexandria Invite you to attend a Reception Celebrating Black Excellence and the Exhibition Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists.
Jul 27, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jul 27, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jul 28, 2019 Sun 11:30 AMApothecary Extended Tour
While the building is small, there’s a lot more to see and learn than the regular 25-minute tour can cover.
Jul 28, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMHarry Potter Family Tours
In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, visit the Apothecary Museum to see the muggle science and medicine that J.K. Rowling references in her Harry Potter series.
Jul 28, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Aug 3, 2019 Sat 9:00 AMFriendship Firehouse Festival
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association (FVFEA) holds its annual Firehouse Festival each year on the first Saturday in August.
Aug 3, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMTavern Day
In honor of Tavern Day, Gadsby's Tavern Museum is offering free admission.
Aug 3, 2019 Sat 5:30 PMHarry Potter Adult Tours
In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, visit the Apothecary Museum to see the muggle science and medicine that J.K. Rowling references in her Harry Potter series. During the one hour program, adults can explore the real world of Harry Potter while enjoying a magical cocktail and a magic lesson with Professor Snape.
Aug 4, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Aug 9, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Aug 9, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Aug 10, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Aug 10, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Aug 11, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Aug 14, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Aug 14, 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.
Aug 18, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Aug 20, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Aug 21, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Aug 25, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Sep 1, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMTours with Young Historians
Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.
Sep 11, 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.
Sep 13, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Sep 17, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Sep 18, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Sep 21, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Sep 21, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Oct 11, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Oct 16, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Nov 8, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Nov 20, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Dec 13, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
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.
Dec 18, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting

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