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Historic Alexandria Summer Camps

 Check back in early in the next year to sign up for 2015 Camps!

Summer Camp, 2008Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp 

WHAT: Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site! Learn professional excavating, recording, and artifact processing methods. Uncover Alexandria’s buried past while protecting the City’s valuable historic resources.

WHO: Ages: 12 - 15.

WHEN: July 20-24, 2015. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a real archaeological site in Alexandria.

COST: $400 with available scholarships. A non-refundable deposit check of $100, payable to the City of Alexandria, is required upon receipt of application to secure your reservations. The balance of $300 is due by June 1, 2015.

REGISTER: To register, fill out the Summer Camp Application and send your payment to the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For those in need, please fill out the Scholarship Application

INFO:  Read the press release

Summer Camp Update: Read our 2013 Summer Camp Blog.




Civil War Camp Kids imageCivil War Kids Mini-Camp 

WHAT: This fun and educational history mini-camp introduces children to life during the Civil War. Activities include drilling, games, arts & crafts activities, learning about Civil War army life, and special guest reenactors. Fee includes snacks, kepi, equipment and craft supplies. Children should bring a bag lunch and water each day.

WHO: Ages: 8 - 12; Enrollment limit: 24 campers. 

WHEN: June 30, July 1 and July 2, 2014; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily

WHERE: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site

COST: Fee: $150

REGISTER:  Fill out and mail the Application Form to Fort Ward Museum. Call the Museum at 703,746.4848 for more information

INFO: Click here for more information on Fort Ward .


Clio's Kids Camp imageClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp

WHAT: Come join in on the fun! Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places. Our theme for 2014 is “Alexandria: Then and Now.” We'll learn about life in Alexandria - past and present! Campers should come prepared for outside activities each day, including sturdy walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather

WHO: Children ages 5 - 7

WHEN: July 29, 30, & 31, 2014. 9 a.m. to noon  (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

WHERE: The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

COST: The fee is $105 and includes snacks and souvenirs.

REGISTER: Applications with full payment accepted beginning January 21, 2014. Advance registration is required.  Click here to download the Camp Application. 

INFO: For more information, visit The Lyceum’s Summer Camp webpage or call 703.746.4994 for more information.

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Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.