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LOCAL HISTORY / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Local History/Special Collections is located inside the Barrett Branch Library.

Hours & Location
We're closed Monday October 10 due to Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 03 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 Closed
Fri, Oct 07 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 Closed

Address
717 Queen Street
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.1706
Fax: 703.746.1708
About the branch

Appointments encouraged but not required.

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A/B, 11C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 31, Old Town Circulator
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

 

STAFF PICKS:  LOCAL HISTORY/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

 

Ghosts of Alexandria

Gray ghosts of the Confederacy : guerrilla warfare in the West, 1861-1865

Haunted Alexandria and Northern Virginia

The haunted philosophe : James Madison, republicanism, and slavery

Haunted by atrocity : Civil War prisons in American memory

 I fear I shall never leave this island : life in a Civil War prison

See the last year of staff picks for Local History & Special Collections >>