City of Alexandria, VA
Page updated May 14, 2012 2:10 PM
The Lyceum offers a variety programs for students, children, and families throughout the year. The programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group. Many require advance registration and some are scheduled only a few times a year, so be sure to check the Lyceum's Calendar of Events and contact the Education Coordinator to make your reservation today.
To schedule a visit, call the Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994. Please note the following when scheduling a school program:
These programs are designed to enhance student learning and are adaptable to the Virginia and Maryland learning objectives. Your group can combine The Lyceum's programs with those offered by Alexandria's other museums and historic sites by scheduling a multi-site visit.
What did people wear 200 years ago? How did people light their homes? The Lyceum provides the setting for this hands-on history program. Students learn about life in George Washington’s time as they examine reproduction artifacts and images and discuss home and work in early Alexandria.
Make a Day of It! Reserve Getting a Feel for Long Ago: Hands-on History along with Citizen Firefighters in Colonial Alexandria at Friendship Firehouse Museum. Contact the Education Coordinator for more information at 703-746-4994.
A classroom resource that complements the Walking Tour or can be used on its own. The kit contains a teacher’s guide with lesson plans, replica objects and primary documents about life in early Alexandria.
What was it like to live in Alexandria 200 years ago? Students explore the Old Town of the past by playing the roles of early townspeople, and learn about the interdependence of the people that lived and worked in their community.
Using clue sheets, students explore the exhibition Building a Community: Alexandria Past to Present to find artifacts and images which relate to different themes throughout Alexandria’s history. Students participate in a docent-lead discussion of historical artifacts and primary and secondary sources.
Homeschool families and groups are welcome to schedule a school program or our outreach kit (minimum payments and reservation requirements still apply) or enjoy a self-guided visit to the museum during regular museum hours.
Boy and Girl Scout troops are welcome to reserve a school program (minimum payments and reservation requirements still apply) or enjoy a self-guided visit to the museum during regular museum hours.
Our special event Her Story: Women in Action for Brownie Girl Scouts occurs annually in March, There are volunteer opportunities for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scout volunteers to help with special events during the year.
Clio’s Kids: A History Fun Camp
Clio's Kids, for children ages 5 - 7, introduces American History and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places. Campers should come prepared for outside activities each day, including sturdy walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.