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The Athenaeum is an impressive-looking old neoclassical building in Old Town Alexandria. You can go inside and it's free, but there's nothing to see except a rotating art exhibit with art by local artists. It's small - one room with about a dozen paintings when...More
We attended a wedding at this venue. The space is small but we were comfortable enough as the food was passed by servers. And there was enough space for everyone to dance. There is no parking at the venue. You have to find parking on...More
We attended a wedding reception and were delighted with the place. Although it's small it can comfortably seat 120 persons. The place has a lot of character and the caterer served an outsranding barbecue buffet with baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled chicken, mac and...More
We stopped by on a self-tour of Alexandria. We wanted to see the building itself. There was a free art exhibit inside, too. The docent was friendly and helpful, and shared information about Alexandria with us. Definitely worth a 30 minute stop in. (Especially if...More
The rotation of various artists makes this place special. It is a nice space and special events are very worthwhile. It is in a neighborhood so one gets to see a lot of history in the building and around the neighborhood.
There is not a lot to see unless they are having a special exhibit or some sort of recital. It is a lovely old building, not far off of King Street, so if you are into architecture of the Civil War era it might be...More
The Athenaeum is an old building by US standards, and worth a quick. Keep checking what exhibition they have going on. Visit when the subject is one of interest so that you see both the build and something of inter.