The Office of Historic Alexandria announced this morning (Tuesday) that it will be shutting down immediately and taking most of the city’s museums with it.
“Due to a shortage of staff and volunteers as well as low attendance, the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) has decided to close its sites to the public starting March 17,” the OHA said in a statement. “Public programs at OHA sites through April 12 have been canceled or rescheduled.”
The OHA noted in the statement that the office is reaching out to anyone who made reservations for events or tours at the locations to reschedule those.
“Due to the changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website,” the OHA said.
According to the statement, the following locations will be closed:
- Alexandria Archaeology Museum
- Alexandria Black History Museum
- Alexandria’s History Museum at The Lyceum
- Archives and Records Center
- Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
- Freedom House Museum
- Friendship Firehouse Museum
- Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
- Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum