Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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

    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.

  • Events

    Presidential Salon with James…

    Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of…

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    Presidental Salon with James…

    Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of…

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    Treaty of Ghent Banquet and Ball

    Join us for a special evening in the year 1815 as the US and Great Britain officially end the recent…

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    Treaty of Ghent Ball Dance Classes

    Learn the popular dances of 1815 to prepare yourself for the Treaty of Ghent Ball, which will be on…

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    Presidental Salon with James…

    Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of…

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

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