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

    Presidential Salon

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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

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    Family Day at Gadsby's Tavern…

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    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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    Presidential Salon with James…

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

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    Free Tours on Veteran's Day

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    Gadsby's Tavern Museum was saved thanks to the efforts of local American Legion Post #24.  To…

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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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    Can't We Get Along? George…

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    While many people look back to the "good old days" when everyone was patriotic and got along, it…

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    Free Veterans Day Tours

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    Gadsby’s Tavern Museum was saved from destruction thanks to the efforts of American Legion Post…

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

    Enjoy $1.00 off general adult admission. Huzzah! more

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