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“Slavery” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Lyceum

The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703/838-4994
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Slavery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We wanted to visit this museum to learn more about Alexandria.
It's located in a nice area with some beautiful buildings as the court house.
It has interestings stories about the brutality of slavery and segregation. One of those stories is about Fanny Jackson jailed in washington because she was claimed by one Asa Buckner of Loudon, VA. She was sold for "her jail fees as a slave for life".
I also learned that the largest slave - trading company in the US was the Franklin & Armfield based in Virginia.
You can find some information about the beginning of the city and it shows the most relevant facts occurred in Alexandria.
The museum is very simple. It deserves a short visit specially during the summer to avoid the highs temperatures for a while.
The suggested donation is $2 per person.

Visited July 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“A total overlooked gem in historic Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I had the occasion to visit the Lyceum this week and was reminded that it has a lot to offer in the way of local history. Alexandria was at one time, included in the District of Columbia. We shared our early history and had some pivotal roles at various times since the colonial days.

Lots of interesting artifacts are displayed in a lovely building that has been preserved over time. Their is a nice gift store for unusually interesting and relevant offerings. The Lyceum is off the beaten (King Street) path by two blocks on South Washington Street.

Civl War and War of 1812 are prominent exhibits in the coming year. There is a small fee for access $2.00.

Visited June 2012
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“Civil war”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Their current feature on Alexandria during the Civil war is objective & interesting to history buffs. Price is right-$2.00

Visited April 2012
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