Alexandria abounds with places to learn more about archaeology of all types and all eras!
A few resources of note:
ArchaeoMadness! In honor of the brackets of a certain famous basketball tournament, FOAA set up its own competition (friendly, of course) of archaeological sites in the city. Best of all, in doing so, we compiled information about each one. Check out the background and, better yet, visit those that are publicly accessible on your own.
Garrett Fesler, an archeologist at the museum, wrote an article about an excavation in Old Town. He and colleagues could not at first determine what they found, then put the pieces together to make a most surprising discovery!
Alexandria Archaeology: From this site, link to current and past archaeological activities in the city and much more.
Office of Historic Alexandria: Alexandria Archaeology is one of many city organizations, including the Lyceum, Gatsby's Tavern, and much more. Start exploring from this link.
Freedmen's Cemetery: The cemetery on South Washington Street, forgotten for decades, is now open for contemplation and connection. Here is an article about the African American soldiers who chose burial in the Soldier's Cemetery, rather than as civilians, given their service to the country.
Fort Ward Park: In addition to its role as a Civil War fort, this area was home to African American families, with excavation now taking place.
Julia Wilbur Diary transcriptions: Julia Wilbur was an abolitionist who spent most of the Civil War in Alexandria as a relief worker. Her diary has day-to-day observations of life during that critical time in history. FOAA helped pay for some of her diaries to be scanned (originals are at Haverford College) for wider use.