Friends of Alexandria Archaeology welcomes your interest in the archaeology of Alexandria, Virginia, and your support and involvement. 

We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that began in 1986. Our mission: to develop a common movement for the appreciation and conservation of Alexandria Archaeology and its place in the continuity of human experience.

Members volunteer for activities that fit their interests and schedules, such as:

  • Guided digs at archaeological sites throughout the city
  • Lab work to conserve found objects
  • Archival research by researching and writing about diaries, old newspapers, and other primary sources
  • Explaining the museum collection to school children and other visitors
  • Raising the visibility of the museum at the George Washington Parade, Market Days, and other community events
  • Advocating for support of archaeology with officials and the public
  • And much more!

Read (or download) our bylaws.

Keep up-to-date through the FOAA Facebook page and Twitter account.


We raise money for archaeology-related activities, including:

  • Support for special projects at the museum, including conservation, specialized equipment, publications, and exhibits
  • Scholarships for young people to attend the annual Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
  • Preservation of valuable artifacts

Annual Reports

For a summary of our activities and finances, read our annual reports:

2017 annual report

[note: Please contact us for reports in the interim]

2012 annual report

2011 annual report

2010 annual report

2009 annual report 

2008 annual report



©FOAA, c/o Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Photos courtesy of Alexandria Archaeology