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Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-746-4242
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining
Description: Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern...
Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and hosted the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Today the Museum offers tours, programs and special events.
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My family of five were the only ones on the tour of the tavern. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a nice break from being in big groups and getting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My family of five were the only ones on the tour of the tavern. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a nice break from being in big groups and getting to see things close up. Would definitely encourage people to visit this gem.

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Pana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Unique experience...loved it! The ambiance of the place was awesome...there was even a guy walking around singing in period dress..!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've been to D.C. several times and am now expanding my perimeter of exploration. A friend and I decided to do this tour. Our tour guide, Jo, was lovely and very informative. It was nice to say I've been here since it is historically rich with George Washington. It was just my friend and I on tour so it went... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I came to this museum a couple days ago. My guide was a lovely lady who gave us a lot of information about Gadsby's Tavern. The tour was quick (about 30 min). Unfortunately, due to some problems with the pipes, we couldn't check the top floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An interesting museum of colonial life. The guided tour was interesting and well-presented. A good insight into eighteenth century life.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

knowing that our nations fathers sat on those rooms. The volunteers at the museum give a great insight to the history of the building and why rooms were separated as they were.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a very good meal in this historic Tavern. Nothing was distinguished in the food category but there was a good sample of local beers and traditional (colonial) ales and the service was attentive.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you love all things 18th century.....this is for you. Candlelight, wood floors, fireplaces, costumed staff, and the restored ice cellar.The food was good, but the ambiance was better.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had such a wonderful tour guide, she was so informative and entertaining! This is a beautiful museum rich with America history. I highly highly recommend it!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to Gadsby's Tavern many times, the food is good and the staff is awesome. Your out of town guests will thoroughly enjoy it. Be prepared to be entertained and get a great meal. Reservations are recommended.

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Additional Information about Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Address: Address: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-746-4242
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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