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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

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Address: 105 N Union St # 327, Alexandria, VA 22314-3217
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4399
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Small but nice

Went once looking for something historical, had to go back when a local told me '3rd floor' [guy at Carlyle House actually]. It's small, but it's active and has good displays. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Jama J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went once looking for something historical, had to go back when a local told me '3rd floor' [guy at Carlyle House actually]. It's small, but it's active and has good displays. It is 'current'. Meaning these are things they are discovering recently. There is an area with broken plates to see if you can put it together. [hint, not all... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Up on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a charming little museum focusing on the archaeology of Alexandria, Virginia. Featuring imaginative displays, this museum will enlighten you about little known aspects of early life in this city. The docents are very knowledgeable and well informed. There are several displays guaranteed to grab the attention of younger... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is a one-room museum on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory in Old Town. The Museum has exhibits with artifacts excavated from Alexandria dating from early Native Americans to decades ago, with a focus on Colonial and Civil War-era artifacts. The artifacts themselves are not that impressive - a lot of pottery shards, metal tools,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Located on the 3rd floor of the Torpedo Art Factory. It's really a small exhibit, bit of a stretch to call it a museum. It does have some interesting artifacts from the Civil War era.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Alexandria has been settled for thousands of years, and its archeological history is well documented in this small museum on the top floor of the Torpedo Factory art gallery near the waterfront at the end of King St. It's worth a few minutes up to a half hour, and I believe you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Tucked up on the 3rd floor of the city's Torpedoe Factory on the waterfront, those who love history will be rewarded by the numerous exhibits covering local finds from way before the arrival of the Europeans who set up the Old Dominion. There was a small temporary exhibit about French patriot Lafayette whose warship L'Hermione, actually its full size replica,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

History is fascinating, and this is one place where you can see (and in some cases, touch!) it in person. The people who work and volunteer there are always willing to talk about their museum and the discoveries that have been made and are still being made! I highly recommend it, even if you don't think you're into history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Lots of info about the lengthy history of Alexandria, both good and bad. Children have hands-on options to make the history come alive.

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