The Historic Alexandria Antiques Show, which benefits historic preservation and restoration projects, will be held Nov. 16 through 18 at the Old Colony Inn in Old Town.

Forty dealers from 13 states will exhibit fine American and English antiques.

Rare pieces will include American country and high country furniture, fine quilts, early glass pottery, folk art and candlesticks, 18th-century New England furniture and decorations, American federal period furniture, French furniture, English Hepplewhite and Sheraton furniture, and American and English pewter.

In the past, proceeds from the event have made possible the continued restoration of the Jones Point Light House, preparation of Historic District Nominations of the Rosemont and Del Ray neighborhoods, and preservation of the 18th-century Bible owned by the Alexander family, founders of Alexandria. ALIVE, an organization that is restoring a house in the Old Town Historic District as a shelter for homeless women and children, also benefited from the show.

The show is sponsored by the Historic Alexandria Foundation and the Office of Historic Alexandria.

Admission is $6 a person and includes catalogue. Parking is free.

Old Colony Inn is at 625 First St. in Alexandria. The show will run from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. For more information and tickets, call 703-838-4554.