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Torpedo Factory Art Center

Torpedo Factory Art Center Review

Torpedoes were manufactured here by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Now the building houses the studios and workshops of about 160 artists and artisans. You can observe printmakers, jewelry makers, sculptors, painters, potters, textile artists, and glass makers as they create original work in their studios. The Torpedo Factory also houses the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, which displays artifacts such as plates, cups, pipes, and coins from an early tavern, and Civil War soldiers' equipment. If digging interests you, call to sign up for the well-attended public digs (offered once a month from June to October).

    Contact Information

  • Address: 105 N. Union St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Map It
  • Phone: 703/838–4565
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Fri.–Wed, 10–6, Thurs. 10–9
  • Website:
  • Metro King St.
  • Location: Alexandria
Updated: 06-05-2013

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