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.