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22 Jul 2018
“Nice building but not much here”
18 Sep 2017
“Quaint Venue for a Wedding!”
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Athenaeum is an impressive-looking old neoclassical building in Old Town Alexandria. You can go inside and it's free, but there's nothing to see except a rotating art exhibit with art by local artists. It's small - one room with about a dozen paintings when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We attended a wedding at this venue. The space is small but we were comfortable enough as the food was passed by servers. And there was enough space for everyone to dance. There is no parking at the venue. You have to find parking on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Geisha514
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding reception and were delighted with the place. Although it's small it can comfortably seat 120 persons. The place has a lot of character and the caterer served an outsranding barbecue buffet with baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled chicken, mac and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank GeorgeRebella
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stopped by on a self-tour of Alexandria. We wanted to see the building itself. There was a free art exhibit inside, too. The docent was friendly and helpful, and shared information about Alexandria with us. Definitely worth a 30 minute stop in. (Especially if...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JEBSV3
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A small art museum, with exhibitions of local artists changing often. Well worth a visit. If you time it right, you can walk in on a reception. Check their website to see what's going on.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KSH50
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The rotation of various artists makes this place special. It is a nice space and special events are very worthwhile. It is in a neighborhood so one gets to see a lot of history in the building and around the neighborhood.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 2Alexandria
Reviewed 23 June 2016

There is not a lot to see unless they are having a special exhibit or some sort of recital. It is a lovely old building, not far off of King Street, so if you are into architecture of the Civil War era it might be...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank AlexandriaFoodie
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Athenaeum is an old building by US standards, and worth a quick. Keep checking what exhibition they have going on. Visit when the subject is one of interest so that you see both the build and something of inter.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank stewater
Reviewed 12 September 2015

You will be impressed by the art in this beautiful old building. They also have other productions of music and lectures which are all free. Just walk in when they are open. No reservations needed.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jan308
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Atheneum almost always has exhibits, so it's a nice diversion as one is walking around Old Town. There are also regular lectures and programs in the evening, so check with Visitalexandriava.gov for information.

Date of experience: June 2015
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