Gadsby's Tavern Museum

  • ADDRESS:
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 746-4242
  • Details
    Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! The Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. Both were constructed by John Wise but made famous by tavernkeeper John Gadsby. His establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. The City Tavern’s Ballroom was the location of George Washington’s Birthnight Ball in 1798 and 1799, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s Inaugural Banquet in 1801. The museum offers tours, programs and special events. 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

    Tavern Day Open House

    Want to dance like George Washington? Ever heard of a beef olive?  Then come to Gadsby’s Tavern…

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    Jane Austen Ball

    Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late 1790s era ball. The evening will feature a…

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    Attics and Alleys Tours

    • Walking tour to include Carlyle House, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Lee-Fendall House, Stabler-Leadbeatter Apothecary Museum

    Visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria's historic sites in this 3-hour walking tour of…

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    Lecture by Dr. Peter Henriques, "An…

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    Join Washington scholar and Professor of History Emeritus at George Mason University Dr. Peter…

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    Free Mother's Day Tours

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    Gadsby's Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Monday's Day for our visiting mothers!…

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    Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's…

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    Celebrate with your favorite father at a place where the Father of our Country ate, drank, and…

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    Presidential Salon

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

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    Jane Austen Ball

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late-1790s era ball. The evening will feature a…

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    Jane Austen Dance Class

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    In preparation for the Jane Austen Ball on August 13, learn 18th-century English country dancing…

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

    Enjoy $1.00 off general adult admission. Huzzah! more

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