Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Dec 1, 2018 Sat 1:00 AMDiscovering Alexandria: The Early Years
Watch the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years,” which spotlights our city’s story, features local historic sites, and more.
Dec 1, 2018 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.
Dec 1, 2018 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.
Dec 1, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMScottish Walk Open House
Special guests The Schod Family Apothecary demonstrating 19th century apothecary products making.
Dec 1, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMShip Biscuit Ornaments
Make a ship biscuit using a historic recipe.
Dec 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.
Dec 2, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! Spend more time touring the museum with an expert guide, including the rarely open basement and 3rd floor of the historic pharmacy.
Dec 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.
Dec 3, 2018 Mon 10:00 AMDiscovering Alexandria: The Early Years
Watch the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years,” which spotlights our city’s story, features local historic sites, and more.
Dec 6, 2018 Thu 11:00 PMDiscovering Alexandria: The Early Years
Watch the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years,” which spotlights our city’s story, features local historic sites, and more.
Dec 7, 2018 Fri 1:00 PMDiscovering Alexandria: The Early Years
Watch the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years,” which spotlights our city’s story, features local historic sites, and more.
Dec 8, 2018 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.
Dec 8, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMHow to Celebrate Kwanzaa Workshop
Have you ever wanted to celebrate Kwanzaa, but are not sure how to begin? Join the staff of the ABHM and Marilyn Patterson, CEO of Joyous Events, for an informative morning that includes the history of Kwanzaa.
Dec 8, 2018 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp
Learn about Christmas traditions during the Civil War.
Dec 8, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMHow to Celebrate Kwanzaa Workshop
Have you ever wanted to celebrate Kwanzaa, but are not sure how to begin? Join the staff of the ABHM and Marilyn Patterson, CEO of Joyous Events, for an informative morning that includes the history of Kwanzaa.
Dec 8, 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.
Dec 8, 2018 Sat 4:00 PMCandlelight Tours
Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event.
Dec 9, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
This monthly series allows guests to spend time with people from the past in an informal setting, much like meeting at the tavern to catch up with friends. While the individual varies, through conversation and stories, guests will deepen their understanding of the past and how it connects to today.
Dec 9, 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.
Dec 10, 2018 Mon 5:30 PMHARC Subcommittee
Regular Meeting
Dec 10, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMAlex/Caen Sister City Committee meeting
Regular meeting
Dec 12, 2018 Wed 8:00 AMAlexandria Historic Restoration & Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Dec 12, 2018 Wed 3:30 PMArchaeological Commission 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.
Dec 14, 2018 Fri 8:00 AMHARC Advocacy Committee Meeting
Regular meeting at Firehook Bakery
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.
Dec 15, 2018 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.
Dec 15, 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.
Dec 16, 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.
Dec 16, 2018 Sun 2:00 PMColonial Handbell Ringers Concert
The Colonial English Handbell Ringers perform clad in colonial attire, bringing a 5-octave set of nearly 80 handbells from the world-famous Whitechapel foundry in London.
Dec 16, 2018 Sun 4:00 PMColonial Handbell Ringers Concert
The Colonial English Handbell Ringers perform clad in colonial attire, bringing a 5-octave set of nearly 80 handbells from the world-famous Whitechapel foundry in London.
Dec 18, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular meeting
Dec 19, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
The Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) monthly meeting
Dec 22, 2018 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.
Dec 22, 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.
Dec 23, 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.
Dec 29, 2018 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.
Dec 29, 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.
Dec 30, 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.
Dec 31, 2018 Mon 2:00 PMFirst Night - Ship Biscuit Workshop
Make a ship biscuit based on a historic recipe.
Jan 5, 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.
Jan 5, 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.
Jan 6, 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.
Jan 9, 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!
Jan 12, 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.
Jan 19, 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.
Jan 23, 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!
Jan 26, 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 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 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 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 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 17, 2019 Sun 10:00 AMRevolutionary War Day
Learn about the army life and fighting tactics of Revolutionary War soldiers at this annual George Washington Birthday weekend event.
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!
Feb 21, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMLecture: Did You Know? Facts about Washington
Interesting & Little Known Facts about George Washington
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
Mar 2, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 9, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 16, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 23, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Mar 30, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: The Feminine Side of the Tavern
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Apr 6, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Apr 13, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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 11, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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 25, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Specialty Tour at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps.

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