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Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings and ice well were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby. He hosted George Washington’s Birthnight Ball,and Thomas Jefferson’s Inaugural Banquet. Located in the heart of Old Town, the museum offers tours and a wide variety of children’s programs and special events throughout the year. Plus keep up with our tavernkeeper Mr. Gadsby on Twitter - @JohnGadsby!
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  • Great tour. The guide made it very interesting, explaining the history, the people, and how the tavern was used back in the day. Fun tour. Recommended. 
    Great tour. The guide made it very interesting, explaining the history, the people, and how the tavern was used back in the day. Fun tour. Recommended.  more »
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, consists of two buildings, a 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. In those seven years, the young Republic began to take shape through the... 
    Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, consists of two buildings, a 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. In those seven years, the young Republic began to take shape through the...  more »
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  • Great little walk through history and nice food at good prices. Wonderful people making touristy fun.
  • The museum was very fun highly recommend to anyone in the area, we had a absolute blast.

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