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Lyceum Museum – (4th & 5th Order Fresnel lenses)

The Lyceum Museum, Alexandria, VA. Photo by A. Pasek.

The Lyceum Museum, Alexandria, VA. Photo by A. Pasek.

4th and 5th Order Fresnel lenses – located in the Lobby – Lyceum Museum. Photo by A. Pasek.

4th and 5th Order Fresnel lenses – located in the Lobby – Lyceum Museum. Photo by A. Pasek.

The Lyceum is Alexandria’s History Museum. Originally built in 1839 as a community center and library, this elegant Greek revival structure still serves as an educational and cultural focal point. An ongoing exhibition tells the story of Alexandria, founded in 1749 and once one of the busiest ports in America. Using archaeological finds, old photographs, maps, original art and a wide variety of historic artifacts, visitors discover specific people, places, or events with Alexandria’s history. On display in the lobby are two Fresnel lenses restored by Chapter volunteers in 2007/2008.
Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria’s shops and dining at 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone – (703) 746 – 4994. Website –  http://alexandriava.gov/Lyceum.org. No admission fee (Donations), free parking. Museum store with books, maps, unique gifts and children’s items.
Hours: Sunday – 1pm to 5pm; Mon. – Sat. – 10am to 5pm. Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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