What’s Open in Alexandria, Virginia for Visitors

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Alexandria is currently at a medium COVID-19 community level. Wearing a mask is not required in most settings, but individuals are welcome to do so at any time; certain businesses may still require masks.

Page last updated April 28, 2022

Nearly all of Alexandria’s attractions and experiences are ready for you to visit now, but a few continue to be closed or operate with limited hours. See below for more information. The Alexandria Visitor Center at 221 King Street in Old Town is open 7 days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Masks are optional inside the Visitor Center.

Current Opening Status and Restrictions

  • Hotels: Open.
  • Restaurants: Open.
  • Shops: Open.
  • Attractions, Museums, and Performing Arts Venues: Most are open but a few remain closed or with limited hours. See below for details.
  • Parks and Trails: Open
  • Tours: Open.
  • Farmers’ Markets: Open.
  • Meetings, Gatherings, and Capacity Restrictions: There are no state or local restrictions on capacity or physical distancing at this time. Some businesses and venues may continue to impose their own limitations or mask requirements.

Status of Attractions, Tours, and More

Here is a look the opening status of Alexandria’s top attractions and tours. Please check each site’s individual website to learn more and for detailed information before visiting.

Museums

Masks are optional at the below museums unless otherwise indicated.

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Water Taxi & Cruises

Tours

  • Check our Tours page for details on historic walking tours, bike tours, ghost tours, food tours, and more.

Transportation

  • King Street Trolley: Operating 11 AM to 11 PM daily from King St./Old Town Metro Station to Fairfax Street.
  • WMATA Metrorail (“Metro”): Operating with some reduction in frequency.
  • DASH: Alexandria’s bus system: All DASH buses are now FREE and operating normally.
  • Amtrak: Operating and connecting Alexandria with the northeast corridor, the southeast, and beyond.

Events

Washington, D.C. Attractions

  • Most DC attractions including the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and the National Zoo are open. The National Air and Space Museum is closed for renovations through fall 2022. Masks and proof of vaccination may be required at some indoor locations in Washington, DC. See the latest information, courtesy of Destination DC.

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