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Alexandria Closes Museums Again as COVID Cases Rise

After briefly reopening some locations to tours, Alexandria has once again closed several museums and historic sites starting tomorrow (Tuesday) until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

The city said three locations that had been opened will be closed again:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • Alexandria’s History Museum at The Lyceum
  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

According to the press release:

Due to the dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Alexandria and across the region, Historic Alexandria museums will close starting Tuesday, December 22 until further notice. Luckily, history doesn’t stop just because our doors are closed! We invite the public to explore the history of Alexandria through our online resources by visiting alexandriava.gov/Historic and follow us on social media to discover new things about your hometown.

Earlier this month, the city reverted libraries back to Phase 2 of the pandemic response, with curbside pick-up/drop-off only and virtual service.

The city said there is no estimate on when the locations could reopen.

Photo via Gadsby’s Tavern Museum/Facebook

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