Gadsby's Tavern Museum will be closed until at least Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 due to a pipe burst. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Historic Alexandria’s Museum stores offer unique and historically inspired gifts. Join Gadsby's Tavern Museum on Museum Store Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and receive 20% off your purchase, plus seasonal refreshments and more!
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.