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Places to Eat That You Should Know About

Of the hundreds of places to eat in Arlington and Alexandria, these are some of my favorites. This list is not encyclopedic. There are no rankings. These are just nine places -- some are single restaurants and others are locations offering lots of choices -- that you should know about if you live here.

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Museums and Historic Sites

Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St., No. 327
Alexandria 22314
703-838-4399
Fax: 703-838-6491
www.alexandriaarchaeology.org
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Free.

Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-4356
Fax: 703-706-3999
www.alexblackhistory.org
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Free.

Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
4301 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria 22304
703-838-4848
Fax: 703-671-7350
fort.ward@alexandriava.gov
www.fortward.org
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call for changes in bad weather and for holiday hours.
Free; donations welcome.

Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-3891
Fax: 703-838-4997
oha.ci.alexandria.va.us/friendship
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed New Year’s Day and Christmas.
Free.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-4242
Fax: 703-838-4270
www.gadsbystavern.org
Tours start 15 minutes before and after the hour and last about 30 minutes.
Tour hours November-March: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Last tour starts at 3:45 p.m.
Tour hours April-October: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays. Last tour begins at 4:45 p.m.
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Office hours are by appointment from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$4 for adults, $2 for students ages 11-17, free for children younger than 11 with a paying adult. Free to members of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Alexandria city employees. Discounted admission for AAA members.

The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-4994
Fax: 703-838-4997
www.alexandriahistory.org
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Free.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Museum
600 Dulany St.
Alexandria 22313
571-272-0095
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/opa/museum
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed all federal holidays.
Free.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 S. Fairfax St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-3852
703-838-3837
www.apothecarymuseum.org
Hours: April-October, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; November-March, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$4 adults; $2, students ages 11-17; free to Alexandria city employees and to children younger than 11 with a paying adult. Discounted admission for AAA members.

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Arts Organizations

Del Ray Artisans
Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria 22301
703-838-4827
info@thedelrayartisans.org
www.thedelrayartisans.org
Nonprofit community arts group holds monthly art shows, artist receptions and special events.

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Galleries

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria 22314
703-838-4565
Fax: 703-838-3603
www.torpedofactory.org
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Every second Thursday, open 6 - 9 pm. for Art Night.

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Theaters and Theater companies

Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St.
Alexandria 22314
703-683-0496
Fax: 703-683-1378
703-683-5778
asklta@thelittletheatre.com
www.thelittletheatre.com

MetroStage
1201 N. Royal St.
Alexandria 22314
703-548-9044
Fax: 703-548-9089
info@metrostage.org
www.metrostage.org

Port City Playhouse
P.O. Box 19507
Alexandria 22320
703-838-2880
PortCityInfo@aol.com
www.portcityplayhouse.com
Performs at the Lee Center for the Performing Arts, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria.

Tapestry Theatre Company
P.O. Box 20006
Alexandria 22320
703-960-3398
Fax: 703-836-3474
info@tapestrytheatre.com
www.tapestrytheatre.com
Performs at the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. in Alexandria.

Natural Theatricals
605 Queen St.
Alexandria 22314
703-739-5895
admin@naturaltheatricals.com
www.naturaltheatricals.com
Performances are at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, 22301.

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Venues and Regional Theater

Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria 22305
703-549-7500
Fax: 703-549-9660
birchmere@birchmere.com
www.birchmere.com

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus
3001 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria 22311
703-845-6156
Fax: 703-845-6154
lvitello@nvcc.edu
www.schlesingercenter.com

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Shopping Centers

Landmark Mall
5801 Duke St.
Alexandria 22304
703-354-8405
www.landmarkmall.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

Potomac Yard Retail Center
3671 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Alexandria 22305
703-548-9770
Hours vary by store.

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