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

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  • Offers

    $1.00 off!

    • Valid: Always

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