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 tavern-keeper 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.

    Museum Hours:
    April-October:

    • Sunday & Monday: 1-5 p.m.
    • Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    November-March:
    • Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Events

    Fall Harvest Ball Dance Classes

    To prepare for the November 9 Fall Harvest Ball at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, we recommend that you…

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    Fall Harvest Ball

    • November 9, 2019

    As the leaves changed and planting time came to a close, the social season in 18th-century…

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    Veterans' Day Open House

    The Gadsby's Tavern buildings were saved from destruction thanks to the efforts of local American…

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    Lecture: "The Property of the…

    Join Matthew Costello, senior historian at the White House Historical Association, as he shares…

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    Yuletide by Candelight

    • Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park and the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden
    • December 14, 2019

    Experience the holiday season with festive activities and fare at historic sites throughout…

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

    Enjoy $1.00 off general adult admission. Huzzah! more

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