Alexandria, Virginia, was founded in 1749. From its earliest days as an active port, it has played an important role in the history of the region and the nation. In addition to many historic buildings that still stand, the stories of Alexandria are underground, in old records, or passed on through oral history and story-telling.
Alexandria has an award-winning archeology program and was the first city in the U.S. to develop an archaeological code.
You can learn about this active and vibrant program at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum in the Torpedo Factory along the waterfront.
Friends of Alexandria Archaeology
Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA) began in 1986 to provide volunteer opportunities and increase public awareness of archaeology in Alexandria.
©FOAA, c/o Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Photos credits: Map segment, Library of Congress; Photo of Peace pitcher by Gavin Ashworth, Courtesy Ceramics in America. Unless otherwise indicated, all other photos on site courtesy of Alexandria Archaeology.