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

    "Relics to be Removed: The Met's…

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    Gadsby's Tavern's ballroom is familiar to many. Yet the woodwork in that room is a copy; the…

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    Centennial of the Everyday

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    The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts

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    Hotel vs. Hospital

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    Learn the story of the fine hotel industry in Alexandria and how it quickly changed after the…

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    "Centennial of the Everyday": Art…

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    See "Centennial of the Everyday" through an art history lens in a 60-min. tour of the special…

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    Art of History Tour: "Centennial of…

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    Take the 60-minute art of history tour of "Centennial of the Everyday", the special exhibit this…

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    Family Tours at Gadsby’s Tavern…

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    Special family tours led by junior docents grades 4-7 and ending with hands-on activities in the…

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    Dance Master Workshop

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    Take your 18th century dance skills to the next level and become a Dance Master! Learn how to…

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    "Centennial of the Everyday" Happy…

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    One hundred years ago, something happened, so celebrate the centennial with a drink and tour of…

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    History by the Glass: Whiskey

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    Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks? Then look no further than…

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    Jane Austen Ball

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    Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late-1790s era ball. The evening will feature a…

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    Port City Long Black Veil Happy…

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    Join Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Port City Brewery as we celebrate the release of Port City's Long…

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    Veterans Ball

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    Toast our Revolutionary War veterans with a ball in their honor! Enjoy live music, English…

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    History by the Glass: Whiskey

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    Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks? Then look no further than…

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    History by the Glass: Whiskey

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    Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks? Then look no further than…

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    • Valid: Always

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