Gadsby's Tavern Museum

  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: (703) 746-4242

This 18th-century tavern serviced the first six presidents, including George Washington, who would stop here between trips to his home at Mount Vernon. The City Tavern (ca. 1785) and adjoining City Hotel (1792) were also the site of birthnight balls for Washington and an inaugural party for Thomas Jefferson. Other famous guests included the Marquis de Lafayette, who stopped by on his way to Philadelphia to volunteer his services to the Continental Army; Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the national Capitol; and Francis Scott Key, shortly before he composed the Star Spangled Banner. The tavern has been authentically restored to its 18th-century appearance. Apr.-Oct.: Sun. & Mon. 1-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov.-March.: Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Attics and Alleys Tours

  • May 02, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria's historic sites in this 3-hour walking tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater View Details

Free Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

  • June 21, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Celebrate with your favorite father at a place where the Father of our Country ate, drank, and influenced history. Gadsby's Tavern Museum is pleased View Details

Presidental Salon with James Madison

  • July 19, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1815. Reservations recommended. View Details

Presidental Salon with James Madison

  • September 27, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1815. Reservations recommended. View Details

Treaty of Ghent Ball Dance Classes

  • October 29, 2015 - November 12, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Learn the popular dances of 1815 to prepare yourself for the Treaty of Ghent Ball, which will be on April 18 at Gadsby's Tavern. Attend one or more View Details

Treaty of Ghent Banquet and Ball

  • November 14, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join us for a special evening in the year 1815 as the US and Great Britain officially end the recent aggression. Celebrate with a period-inspired View Details

Presidential Salon with James Madison

  • November 15, 2015
  • Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, 22314

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1815. Reservations required. View Details

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