The Alexandria Historical Society promotes an active interest in American history, particularly in Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan area.




Membership includes lectures by prominent speakers, publications relating to local history, and special events, including receptions and tours. In addition, members receive a ten percent discount in The Alexandria Shop at the Lyceum. Lectures take place on the fourth Wednesday of September, October, March, April, May and June.

The society is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and has no office space, office hours, phones, or paid staff. The society is not a library and does not have any collections. For any research inquiries, please check our list of Resources.

The Alexandria Historical Society was founded in 1974.