Directions to The Lyceum|
The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
On the corner of Washington and Prince
201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-4994, Fax: 703-838-4997
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Washington, D.C., and National Airport
Take the George
Washington Parkway south, past the airport, into Alexandria . The
Parkway becomes Washington Street in the City. After you cross
Prince Street, The Lyceum will be on your right.
Take the US Route 1 North exit (first exit on
the Virginia side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge). Follow Route 1
(Patrick Street) about one mile. Turn right on Prince Street; turn
right on South Washington Street. The Lyceum will be on your right.
Take the yellow or blue line to King Street station.
On Foot: Cross the parking lot, turn left and go one
half block to Prince Street. Turn left (east) on Prince
Street and walk about one mile to Washington Street.
Turn right, and The Lyceum will be on your right.
By Bus: From King Street station, take the Dash Bus to
King and Washington Streets, turn right onto Washington Street
and walk one block past Prince Street.
Dash Bus Service
Dash bus service along King Street between the
Metro and Old Town is free on weekends. Bus service is
every 15 minutes. Hours of service:
January through March
- Saturday, 10 am to midnight
- Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm
April through December
- Friday, 7 pm to midnight
- Saturday, 10 am to midnight
- Sunday, 11 am til 10 pm
For full bus schedules, visit the Dash web site
at http://www.dashbus.com, call (703) 370-DASH, or
check the schedules posted at the metro station.
Take Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express to Alexandria's
Union Station (across the tracks from King Street Metro station). Upon
exiting the train station, walk to your right to King Street and
follow directions from Metro.
You can come to Old Town from Northwest D.C. by boat along
the Potomac River. Board one of the sightseeing boats that
pick up passengers at Washington Harbor in Georgetown for
a ride to the Alexandria city dock. Buy a round trip ticket
and you can take the same boat back to DC at the end
of the evening.
You can walk up either King or Prince street to get to The Lyceum.
King Street is lined with restaurants, bars, ice cream stores and shops,
while Prince Street is lined with historic residential houses and includes
a block paved with cobblestones and a block paved with bricks.
To use King Street, leave the dock area by walking to the left
along the back of the Torpedo Factory and out to
the intersection of Union and King streets.
Walk six blocks up King Street to Washington Street,
cross Washington Street and turn left.
Walk one block, cross Prince Street and The
Lyceum will be on your right.
To use Prince Street, leave the dock area by walking
to the left along the back of the Torpedo Factory and
out to the intersection of Union and King streets.
Cross King Street to the left, walk one block along
Union Street and then turn right on Prince Street. Walk
six blocks up Prince Street to Washington Street. The Lyceum will
be across Washington Street on the far corner.
Free parking in adjacent lot while visiting the Museum
and the nearby Friendship Firehouse Museum. On Sundays,
metered parking spaces in Old Town are free There are
several parking lots and garages nearby, including:
- On King St. between Patrick and Henry. Public lot, free on Sunday.
- On Alfred, between King and Cameron. Private garage.
- On east side of Pitt, between King and Prince.
- On west side of Pitt, between King and Prince.
- On Cameron, between St. Asaph and Pitt
- Under Market Square, entrance on Fairfax between King and Cameron. Public garage.
The museum is
wheel-chair accessible. The City of Alexandria complies with the terms
of ADA. An individual with a disability who wishes to request a
reasonable accommodation may contact the Museum at