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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4565
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Art in Person and in Progress.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo...

Art in Person and in Progress.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, 6 galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

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Great stop for locals and tourists

The Torpedo factory appeals to a variety of different ages and interests. It is a large space with many different working artists, near the waterfront and many other stops in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Torpedo factory appeals to a variety of different ages and interests. It is a large space with many different working artists, near the waterfront and many other stops in the heart of Old Town. People with young kids will appreciate the rest rooms, having a break from the heat or cold, and kid friendly gift shop on the first... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took some friends who were visiting for the day, and ended up staying there longer than planned, because they have so many artists on several floors of studios filled with unique, and very creative art work. You can also inquire about taking art classes, and other activities the Torpedo Factory offers, and it's at the waterfront, so the views... More 

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Thank Carmen O
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit this place a couple of times a year. whenever somebody new visits. it is down near the water. i would recommend waking down from the metro and stopping at all the unique shops then at the Torpedo Factory take the trolley back up to the Metro. three floors of arts and crafts. paintings, jewelers, metalsmiths all kinds of... More 

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Thank mad155
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I come here every now and then to walk around and check out the local artists. It can be a lot of fun if they're hosting activities or events around the art displays. Nice way to spend a low key night.

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Thank Graigrmansfield
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting little galleries and studios and a few other shops mixed in. Fun if you like browsing artists' studios. Often there will be a good street musician or two right outside -- might be the highlight of your visit. Parking is miserable, but you can usually manage if you're willing to walk several blocks. Fun venue on First... More 

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Thank Doug S
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Torpedo Factory is the home to multiple artist and their studios. Beautiful art to see in a very unique setting.

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Thank Travelwestport
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter you will see several torpedoes manufactured there during WW2 and a historical display. There are two floors of artist studios....cloth, sculpture macrame and more. It is in the harbor area off of King street, a great area to spend an afternoon,

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Thank Robalo98
Washington DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you're freaky into weird (poor) art, you will probably enjoy your time doing other things near here. And from the outside, you might expect this place to have snack shacks and restaurants inside. Nope.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide array of art styles and different media. All booths are run by individual artist. Every room is an experience all to its own.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wasn't sure what to expect when we went inside. It's basically many art studios under one roof. Cool to walk around but not a museum. Would be nice if they had a little more Torpedo stuff.

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