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

    Best Bib and Tucker Ball: The Mardi…

    Dance and be entertained while supporting Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society at this elegant event.…

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    Adulteration of Chocolate Tasting

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    Delight in a special tasting experience pairing rum, brandy, whiskey and madeira with American…

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    Winter Warmer Tea with Martha…

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    Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the tavern this winter!  With Martha Washington in…

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    Winter Warmer Tea with Martha…

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    Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the tavern this winter!  With Martha Washington in…

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    Winter Warmer Tea with Rebecca…

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    Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the tavern this winter! Choose from a variety of 18th-century…

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    Civil War Ball

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    Enjoy the opportunity to dance in Alexandria's City Hotel, a tourist attraction for…

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    George Washington Lecture Series

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    Join Dr. Peter Henriques, a George Washington scholar and Professor of History Emeritus at George…

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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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    Yards Beer Dinner

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    Enjoy a four-course dinner with beer pairings from Yards Brewery, including their Ales of the…

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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.…

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    "The Feminine Side of Taverns"…

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    In honor of Women's History Month, tours of Gadsby's Tavern Museum on Sunday, March 6, will…

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

    Enjoy $1.00 off general adult admission. Huzzah! more

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