Alexandria Shop
  
Search  for 
Events
Select the event you would like to buy tickets for.
Event Type:  Month: 
War of 1812 Film Gala (Old Town Theater)
On 4/24/2014

We invite you to attend the Official Launch of the City of Alexandria’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Along with a film screening of Master and Commander, join us for a special reception, exhibition of clothing worn on the film set, and a pre-screening film discussion. Special guest for the evening will be Brendan O'Toole, a 2007 TC William High School graduate and USMC Sgt. who saw service in Afghanistan, recently ran 3,600 miles across the country raising funds for Wounded Warriors.

Reception | 6:30 p.m.
Master and Commander Film Screening | 8:00 p.m.
Cocktail Attire | Cash Bar
Hosted by the Alexandria War of 1812 Commemoration Committee

$30 of the $75 sponsor tickets will be donated to the
American Wounded Warriors and British Help for Heroes foundations.

For more information, visit www.visitalexandriava.com/1812

All Sales are Final.

Firefighting History Walking Tour (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 4/26/2014

Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. Participants learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria, three major fires, and the five volunteer fire companies. The tour begins at the historic Friendship Firehouse, goes east on Prince Street, and returns to Friendship via King Street.

For age 10 and older. $6 for adults, $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

All Sales are Final.
Presidential Salon with James Madison (Gadsbys Tavern Restaurant)
From 4/27/2014 through 11/16/2014

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages with guests about political and personal issues of 1814.  

All Sales are Final.
War of 1812 Lectures (The Lyceum)
From 4/30/2014 through 5/28/2014

Join us for a series of lectures specific to Alexandria and the region during the War of 1812. All lectures are co-sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society and The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum. Admission is $5.00 per person; free for Alexandria Historical Society members. For AHS members, please reserve your tickets at www.alexandriahistorical.org.

The Battle of the White House
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Patrick O’Neill, research historian

The Internal Enemy, Slavery and War in Virginia from 1772 to 1832
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winner, University of California

Through the Perilous Fight: The Capture and Occupation of Alexandria
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Steve Vogel, reporter, The Washington Post

All Sales are Final.

For more information, visit www.visitalexandriava.com/1812
Girl Scout Overnight: Cadette (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
From 5/2/2014 through 6/6/2014

Media is an unavoidable part of life, but are you controlling it or is it controlling you? Girls will use the collection of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to examine types of media, persuasion techniques, and stereotypes. Then, using their new media savvy, they’ll take action and create a Public Service Announcement to get the real message about a topic that’s important to them. By the end of the overnight, girls will have completed all of the steps for the It’s Your Story—Tell It: Media leadership journey for Cadette Girl Scouts.

Cadette Girl Scout Troops will check in at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to drop off their sleeping bags and meet their museum leader before heading over to the Apothecary Museum (approx. 2 blocks away). While the project will be completed at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, girls and chaperones will be spending the night at the Tavern due to space. Overnight includes an evening snack and light breakfast. Please, no tag-alongs for this event. All adults must purchase tickets and troops need to meet the minimum chaperone requirements as outlined by the Girl Scout Safety Wise guidlelines, with a minimum of two adults per troop. We can accommodate male chaperones with prior notice. Activity patch is available for purchase—troops will be emailed prior to the event about ordering. Troop leaders are responsible for buying the Girl Scout award separately.

Troop leaders are responsible for buying the Girl Scout award separately.
This overnight runs concurrently with a Junior Girl Scout overnight. The different troop levels complete separate activities but share a common sleeping space and breakfast. Multi-level troops should register girls separately under the appropriate-level overnight.

All Sales are Final.
Girl Scout Overnight: Junior (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
From 5/2/2014 through 6/6/2014

To help troops complete their Agent of Change journey, this overnight walks girls step-by-step through what makes a great leader and how to lead a project of their own. The evening will use the story of how the museum buildings were saved as a case study for creating their own community-changing project. Girls will complete the Power of One and Power of Team sections of the journey and begin planning their community project for the final Power of Community section. Troops will need to take action and carry out their project at home to complete the journey.

Overnight includes 18th century dancing to celebrate your progress as well as an evening snack and light breakfast. Please, no tag-alongs for this event. All adults must purchase tickets and troops need to meet the minimum chaperone requirements as outlined by the Girl Scout Safety Wise guidlelines, with a minimum of two adults per troop. We can accommodate male chaperones with prior notice. Activity patch is available for purchase—troops will be emailed prior to the event about ordering. Troop leaders are responsible for buying the Girl Scout award separately.

This overnight runs concurrently with a Cadette Girl Scout overnight. The different troop levels complete separate activities but share a common sleeping space and breakfast. Multi-level troops should register girls separately under the appropriate-level overnight.

Badges: Completes two-thirds of the It’s Your World—Change It: Agent of Change leadership journey for Juniors

All Sales are Final.
Food History Symposium (The Lyceum)
On 5/3/2014

The Lyceum’s second Food History Symposium will bring together local scholars, chefs, historians, and entrepreneurs to examine topics related to Alexandria’s culinary past:

- A World of Eating in Early Alexandria
- A Taste, A Memory: Shuman's Jelly Cake
- Vegetarian Ideas and Vegetarian Food in Nineteenth Century America
- Robert Portner: Alexandria Brewmaster

Registration includes 4 presentations, a post-symposium book signing, and a tasting of Shuman’s famous Jelly Cake.
Attics and Alleys Tour (starting at Gadsby's) (Old Town Alexandria)
From 5/3/2014 through 5/31/2014

What mysteries lie in the attics of the city’s historic sites? Ever wonder what is behind that brick wall? In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum. Tour highlights include historic graffiti, hidden architectural fragments, and alleys that connect the city. Each Saturday in May 9 a.m. - noon, starting at either Lee-Fendall or Gadsby’s. $35 per person. This tour includes walking over many city blocks, stairs, and access to confined spaces. Walking shoes required. Held rain or shine. Reservations required.

All Sales are Final.
Attics and Alleys Tour (starting at Lee-Fendall) (Old Town Alexandria)
From 5/3/2014 through 5/31/2014

What mysteries lie in the attics of the city’s historic sites? Ever wonder what is behind that brick wall? In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum. Tour highlights include historic graffiti, hidden architectural fragments, and alleys that connect the city. Each Saturday in May 9 a.m. - noon, starting at either Lee-Fendall or Gadsby’s. $35 per person. This tour includes walking over many city blocks, stairs, and access to confined spaces. Walking shoes required. Held rain or shine. Reservations required.

All Sales are Final.
Homeschool Program: Architecture Walking Tour (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 5/13/2014

In honor of National Preservation Month, explore the built environment of Old Town Alexandria. Walking tour includes discussion of 18th and 19th century architectural styles as well as the societal and technological changes that influenced them. Tour concludes with hands-on activity at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Limited to 15 children per program. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.

All Sales are Final.
Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Tour (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
From 5/17/2014 through 5/31/2014

When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and it became a center for transportation, supplies and medicine. Most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army under the authority of the military governor. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal authorities? Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses and equipment? These questions will be answered as tour participants visit the sites of four of the five fire houses, and learn what happened if there was a fire in the occupied city.

For age 10 and older. $6 for adults, $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

All Sales are Final.
Tea with Martha Washington (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 5/18/2014

Ever wonder how the first First Lady entertained her guests? What is the proper way to hold a teacup with no handles? Here is your chance to experience history with Martha Washington as she discusses 18th century tea customs as well as clothing of the period. 18th century tea includes the museum's special blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. Party attire requested. Girl Scout groups welcome, special activity patch available.

$25 per person, special group price of $20 for reservations of 6 or more. Registration required. Tables seat up to 8 people each, so troops should purchase tickets for at least one adult for every seven girls attending, with a minimum of two adults per troop.

All Sales are Final.
War of 1812 Boat Cruise (Old Town Alexandria)
On 6/14/2014

Explore Alexandria's War of 1812 history by boat! Tour includes period-inspired food, accounts of the Battle of the White House at Fort Belvoir and Fort Washington, plus costumed characters. Boarding begins at 6:45 p.m.

For more information, visit www.visitalexandria.com/1812

All Sales are Final.
Homeschool Program: Debating the Constitution (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 6/24/2014

Step back over 200 years to join the debate over the “new” Constitution. Explore the different sides of the debate in one of the spaces that housed the original discussions. Includes time to research sides and participate in a re-enactment of the debate, complete with costumes and a vote of your own. Limited to 15 children per program. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.

All Sales are Final.
City of Alexandria, VA
Powered By:  TAM Retail Logo  Terms of Service