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

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    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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    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

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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

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    Family Day at Gadsby's Tavern…

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    Special family tours led by junior docents grades 4-7 and ending with…

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    Presidential 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

    Enjoy $1.00 off general adult admission. Huzzah! more

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