We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Sort by:
  • Traveler Ranked
  • Book Online
We found great results, but some are outside Alexandria. Showing results in neighboring cities.
Limit search to Alexandria.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
#1 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
I’ve visited many apothecaries before at frontier towns and museums but this one is special due to the second floor of the building and the excellent guide.
At 30 minutes long, the tour is the perfect length for history and museum lovers, as well as those with shorter attention spans.
2 Ways to experience it
Carlyle House
#2 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Hats off to the tour guides, and I also loved they let you take photos here (unlike other museums/homes such as Mount Vernon).
The John Carlyle Historical House, situated just across the street from the City Square, is truly a great museum filled with artifacts of mid-18th century life in Alexandria.
3 Ways to experience it
Torpedo Factory Art Center
#3 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
It’s close to many shops, restaurants and museums.
It's kinda like going to multiple museums all in one building.
4 Ways to experience it
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
#4 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
The museum is part of the American Whiskey Trail, which provides an educational journey into the history and cultural heritage of distilled spirits in American society.
We spent a Sunday doing museum tours in the area.
4 Ways to experience it
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
#5 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
This place probably has the highest entrance charge in the metro area; compare this to the free entry for all Smithsonian Museums.
Close from White House and all national museums .
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
#6 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Fort Ward Museum and Park
#7 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
One can tour the officers quarters and then tour the small but well laid out and very informative Civil War Museum inside.
Parking is plentiful and the on-site museum is an added bonus.
1 Way to experience it
The Lyceum
#8 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Informative Museum
Nice museum with photo's about the history of Alexandria.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
#9 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
This is a very interesting small museum that gives you an excellent overview of this field and has many exhibits of important inventions of the past 150 years or so.
The museum highlights inventors with a "Hall of Fame" wall but also features interesting profiles on the brilliant people who are changing the world, like the folks who invented bluetooth, synthetic skin, etc.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington DC, DC 5.7 mi away
#1 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
I've studied the Holocaust, have advanced degrees in American and Jewish history and have been to many Holocaust museums, including Yad Vashem in Israel.
Although there are many museums and monuments around the world, as with most Smithsonian museums, this is both tasteful and poignant.
17 Ways to experience it
Alexandria Black History Museum
#10 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
The volunteers were friendly, helpful, and extremely passionate about the museum.
My husband and I are both senior citizens and the museum exhibits brought back many memories.
Freedom House Museum
#11 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
In connection to the other museums like Carlyle House, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, the Freedom House will complete the picture of life in this centuries old seaport.
A small but quite moving museum depicting the realities of slavery before the Civil War, housed in a building that was an actual slave pen and auction house, one of the most prominent of its time.
Lee-Fendall House
#12 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
2 Ways to experience it
National Air and Space Museum Washington DC, DC 5.9 mi away
#2 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
... monuments and memorials, the Cherry Blossom Parade, Holocaust Museum, American History and Natural History Museums, Old Post Office/Trump Clock Tower, and the flight simulator in the Air and Space Museum is th...
For those art, science, history lovers fallow my advice visit Washington DC in the United States and be part of the Smithsonian Museums from natural science, airspace, aviation, maritime, railroad, art of war, fin...
32 Ways to experience it
Friendship Firehouse Museum
#13 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
I think the size of the museum allows one to connect more personally to the history of Friendship Firehouse, and really appreciate the dedication of the fellows who served.
Great Little Museum
Alexandria Archaeology Museum
#14 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is inclusive of Alexandria Archeological Museum, 82 Studios, 6 Galleries, etc. Get on & off the free King Street Trolley!
Up on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a charming little museum focusing on the archaeology of Alexandria, Virginia.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC, DC 6.0 mi away
#3 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
Although every single one of the Smithsonian museums offers amazing artifacts, art and access to the culture and history of the United States and the rest of the world, in my opinion, the Natural History Museum is...
The Smithsonian Institute offers 17 museums, galleries and a zoo in the greater National Capital Area - admission is free (for all) This is one of my favourite museums in Washington DC Highlights: - The Rotunda (a...
32 Ways to experience it
Principle Gallery
#15 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Del Ray Artisans Gallery
#16 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
#17 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
Promenade Classique
#18 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
National Gallery of Art Washington DC, DC 6.1 mi away
#4 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
One of my favorite museums in the WORLD!! Stunning architecture by IM Pei, amazing film program, wonderful family and childrens art programs, stunning permanent collections and fantastic exhibitions, lovely gift s...
It's one of the best art museums in DC and I enjoyed every second as I discovered all those fantastic portraits and sculptures that have originated in Europe and America from different centuries.
21 Ways to experience it
National Museum of African American History and Culture Washington DC, DC 6.0 mi away
#6 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
This is one of the most enlightening museums I've ever visited, and it is set up masterfully to walk you through the history of slavery, bringing you up to modern times.
The newest addition to the DC museums, the African American Museum is so well thought out and planned that it deserves great accolades for attention to great detail.
5 Ways to experience it
Museum of the Bible Washington DC, DC 5.7 mi away
#10 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
The quality of the displays and interactive experience exceeds most of the Smithsonian Museums, which is amazing.
Exceeded Expectations in a city of iconic museums!
Newseum Washington DC, DC 6.2 mi away
#8 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
My favorite museum in DC! Excellent, informative, and interesting exhibits with a little more "modern" flair unlike some of the traditional museums around DC.
The Museum is still one of the true must-see museums in Washington, thanks mostly to the impressive array of permanent and rotating exhibits on media coverage of major events, historical developments, and institut...
12 Ways to experience it
Art Whino National Harbor, MD 1.9 mi away
#1 of 1 Museums in National Harbor
Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Washington DC, DC 5.8 mi away
#21 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are two museums interconnected underground, both devoted to Asian art.
This is a peaceful escape from some of the more popular Smithsonian Museums and well worth a visit.
4 Ways to experience it
National Portrait Gallery Washington DC, DC 6.5 mi away
#7 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
Washington, D.C. is full of remarkable museums and monuments to fill your head and heart with historical facts, expressive masterworks, and examples of extraordinary boldness and courage...but perhaps the best nex...
Although these galleries don’t get the same attention as all the other Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, they are a must see! Excellent layout to match an excellent collection.
13 Ways to experience it
The National Archives Museum Washington DC, DC 6.2 mi away
#16 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
There are so many museums, art galleries, government buildings, national monuments and historic sites to see in Washington, D.C., from one end of the National Mall to the other, from Arlington National Cemetery to...
Often overshadowed by the Smithsonian Museums, the National Archives Museum boasts the USA's most important historical documents i.e. the original Declation of Independence, Bill of Rights and US Constitution.
26 Ways to experience it
DAR Museum Washington DC, DC 6.2 mi away
#19 of 106 Museums in Washington DC
I've visited D.C. many times for many museums but always seemed to miss this place.
Located in a gorgeous, stately neoclassical mansion, this museum has an incredibly beautiful library, a number of well-preserved "period" rooms, plenty of elements to take you back through history and a huge libra...
1 Way to experience it