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Gadsby's Tavern Established 1796

134 N Royal St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

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Open Now
Sun 1p-4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted

“historical place”

Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby's establishment was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations. George Washington enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavernkeepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

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Reviewed by
ly1202

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April 19, 2018
Rated 4.0

Interesting guided tour of the Tavern. The building is partially furnished with period pieces and gives you a historic
look into the life of both men and women.

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Gadsby's Tavern Established 1796

134 N Royal St
Alexandria, Virginia
22314 USA

Hours

Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • Check-In
    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am

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