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Gadsby's Tavern Museum


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134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

(??.? miles from you)

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Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum

(??.? miles from you)

134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Discover Alexandria's five-star hotel of the 18th century. Gadsby's Tavern Museum was a center for political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. See first-h

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Why You Should Go...

Discover Alexandria's five-star hotel of the 18th century. Gadsby's Tavern Museum was a center for political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. See first-hand how the rapid evolution of hospitality transformed dining, lodging, labor, and entertainment by exploring the c. 1785 tavern, 1792 City Tavern and Hotel, and historic ice well. John Gadsby propelled the buildings to fame, managing operations with his eslaved staff. Everyone from the Founding Fathers to everyday travelers came to eat, drink, sleep and influence history. Be a part of this journey and make history.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:

1:00pm - 5:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bus

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Kids Activities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

The museum has a lot of stairs, but there are places to sit in almost every room.

Sit back & enjoy. Take time to play games, or read historic newspapers as long as you like. 

The museum offers a fun family scavenger hunt - just ask as the front desk. Every child receives a prize at the end. 

Fun Facts

George and Tom and Lafayette partied here. George Washington celebrated his birthday in 1798 and 1799, Thomas Jefferson his inauguration in 1801, and Lafayette on his Goodwill Tour in 1824.

Gadsby's in NYC: The original ballroom woodwork is actually at the Met in NYC. They purchased it in 1917 and installed it in the American Wing where you can still see it today. 

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Why You Should Go...

Discover Alexandria's five-star hotel of the 18th century. Gadsby's Tavern Museum was a center for political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. See first-hand how the rapid evolution of hospitality transformed dining, lodging, labor, and entertainment by exploring the c. 1785 tavern, 1792 City Tavern and Hotel, and historic ice well. John Gadsby propelled the buildings to fame, managing operations with his eslaved staff. Everyone from the Founding Fathers to everyday travelers came to eat, drink, sleep and influence history. Be a part of this journey and make history.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:
1:00pm - 5:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bus

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Kids Activities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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  • Tours with Young Historians

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    Tours with Young Historians

    Gadsby's Tavern Museum

    Tours with Young Historians
    Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, grades 4th and up, who will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum. A perfect opportunity for families, children will connect with history through their peer guides and adults looking for some inspiration. These young historians will be at the museum every Sunday through Labor Day Weekend.

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EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

The museum has a lot of stairs, but there are places to sit in almost every room.

Sit back & enjoy. Take time to play games, or read historic newspapers as long as you like. 

The museum offers a fun family scavenger hunt - just ask as the front desk. Every child receives a prize at the end. 

Fun Facts

George and Tom and Lafayette partied here. George Washington celebrated his birthday in 1798 and 1799, Thomas Jefferson his inauguration in 1801, and Lafayette on his Goodwill Tour in 1824.

Gadsby's in NYC: The original ballroom woodwork is actually at the Met in NYC. They purchased it in 1917 and installed it in the American Wing where you can still see it today. 

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