Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Jun 2, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMWriter’s Workshop with Author Sheila Moses
Popular Simon and Schuster author Sheila Moses will conduct a workshop for those interested in writing for the young adult market.
Jun 2, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jun 2, 2018 Sat 10:00 AM10 Millionth Patent Scavenger Hunt Starts
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) and the City of Alexandria, has planned a summer-long Scavenger Hunt throughout Alexandria to celebrate the 10 millionth patent.
Jun 2, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMLocation Change - Shuter’s Hill Archaeology
Join City archaeologists and George Washington University students for a family-friendly look at this year's excavations at Shuter's Hill.
Jun 2, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 3, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 7, 2018 Thu 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.
Jun 7, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMLecture: The Decision to Go
By Dr. Aaron George, Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Sponsored by the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee.
Jun 8, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Cigar Box String Band
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 9, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps, present infantry and artillery drills and firing demonstrations, equipment displays, U.S. Army Field Hospital, life in the reconstructed Officers' Hut, and fort tours.
Jun 9, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jun 9, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 9, 2018 Sat 2:30 PM8th Annual D-Day Commemoration
Please join us for a celebration of the 74th anniversary of D-Day with the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee.
Jun 10, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: The Original Geek Tour
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary, and is led by an expert Apothecary Museum guide.
Jun 10, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
James Madison, retired President discussing his career and new Virginia university
Jun 10, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 11, 2018 Mon 5:30 PMHARC Subcommittee Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 11, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 13, 2018 Wed 8:00 AMAlex. Hist. Restoration & Preservation Comm. Mtg.
AHRPC Regular meeting
Jun 14, 2018 Thu 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.
Jun 16, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jun 16, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 16, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMJuneteenth Open House at Freedom House Museum
Visit the Freedom House Museum for free today and learn about Freedom and Emancipation for the African Americans in Alexandria.
Jun 16, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMFamily Dig Day
Assist Alexandria Archaeology at a public dig!
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFree Father’s Day Tours at the Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting fathers!
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMGadsby's Father's Day Museum Open House
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours for all visiting fathers on Father’s Day!
Jun 17, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFather's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse
The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for fathers and their families on Father’s Day.
Jun 18, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee Meeting
Regular meeting.
Jun 18, 2018 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Jun 19, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission
Regular Meeting
Jun 20, 2018 Wed 1:00 PMLate Opening at Alexandria Black History Museum
The museum will open late due to a staff meeting.
Jun 20, 2018 Wed 6:30 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
This meeting will be the AAC’s Annual Walkabout, tour the Waterfront. Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Interim King Street Park at the Waterfront, 1&2 King Street. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes.
Jun 21, 2018 Thu 3:00 PMCancelled: Alexandria 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.
Jun 21, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMCancelled-Til the World Turns Upside Down
In honor of “Hamilton” premiering in Washington, D.C., join fellow fans for an evening exploring the uniforms from the different nationalities that converged on Yorktown in 1781.
Jun 23, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jun 23, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 24, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Pharmacy Nerds
Spend more time touring the Apothecary Museum with a museum volunteer who is also a pharmacist.
Jun 24, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jun 26, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMLecture-Paragoric on the Mormon Trail
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and The Mortar and Pestle Society present "Paragoric on the Mormon Trail and Current Herbal Dietary Supplements," by Dr. David Newton, Professor Emeritus of the Shenandoah School of Pharmacy.
Jun 27, 2018 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.
Jun 30, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jun 30, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 1, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 4, 2018 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 7, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jul 7, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 8, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: The Original Geek Tour
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary, and is led by an expert Apothecary Museum guide.
Jul 8, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 9, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jul 11, 2018 Wed 8:00 AMAlex. Hist. Restoration & Preservation Comm. Mtg.
AHRPC Regular meeting
Jul 11, 2018 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 13, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert-Ship's Company Chanteymen
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, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jul 14, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 15, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 16, 2018 Mon 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 16, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee Meeting
Regular meeting.
Jul 17, 2018 Tue 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Our theme for 2018 is “Alexandria: Then and Now.” Each day of camp we'll learn about life in Alexandria - past and present.
Jul 17, 2018 Tue 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 17, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission
Regular Meeting
Jul 18, 2018 Wed 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Our theme for 2018 is “Alexandria: Then and Now.” Each day of camp we'll learn about life in Alexandria - past and present.
Jul 18, 2018 Wed 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 18, 2018 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 19, 2018 Thu 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Our theme for 2018 is “Alexandria: Then and Now.” Each day of camp we'll learn about life in Alexandria - past and present.
Jul 19, 2018 Thu 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 20, 2018 Fri 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 21, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jul 21, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 22, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 25, 2018 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 27, 2018 Fri 7:00 PM18th Century Gaming Night
Celebrate a Hamilton Summer!
Jul 28, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Jul 28, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Jul 28, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMArchaeology Workshop at Shuter's Hill - Landscape
Take a closer look at the Shuter’s Hill Site and the archaeology process before helping City Archaeologists screen soil from the site.
Jul 28, 2018 Sat 6:00 PMThe Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
In honor of Harry’s birthday, the Apothecary is offering special programs exploring the real science and medicine that’s found in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Jul 29, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMThe Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
In honor of Harry’s birthday, the Apothecary is offering special programs exploring the real science and medicine that’s found in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Jul 29, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 4, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMFriendship Firehouse Festival
The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria merchants, and live music.
Aug 4, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Aug 4, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 5, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 10, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter 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 11, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Aug 11, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 11, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMFamily Dig Day
Assist Alexandria Archaeology at a public dig!
Aug 12, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: The Original Geek Tour
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary, and is led by an expert Apothecary Museum guide.
Aug 12, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 18, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Aug 18, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 19, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour – Outlandish Tour
Learn about the role of 18th century female healers and apothecaries on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
Aug 19, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 25, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Aug 25, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Aug 26, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Sep 1, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies
Telling their Story during Hamilton Summer.
Sep 1, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Sep 2, 2018 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. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Sep 9, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour – American Sign Language
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion! This tour will be conducted exclusively in American Sign Language.
Sep 14, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter 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 22, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMArchaeology Workshop at Shuter’s Hill - Ceramics
Take a closer look at the Shuter’s Hill Site and the archaeology process before helping City Archaeologists screen soil from the site.
Oct 6, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMFamily Dig Day
Assist Alexandria Archaeology at a public dig!
Oct 12, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter 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 20, 2018 Sat 1:30 PMArchaeology Workshop at Shuter's Hill - Context
Take a closer look at the Shuter’s Hill Site and the archaeology process before helping City Archaeologists screen soil from the site.
Nov 9, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter 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 14, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMAfter 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.
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!

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