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“Nice Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-746-4242
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Ranked #11 of 69 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Dining
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Owner description: 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.
Arlington, Virginia
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“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Had my rehearsal dinner here 9 years ago. Decided to celebrate anniversary by going back. What a great evening. Service and food were great. Kids actually behaved themselves. Just a nice, calm and endearing place.

Visited June 2012
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“Great food and a history lesson to boot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This well-preserved establishment serves wonderful food. We had the Sunday morning brunch, which was delicious. Sadly, we missed any character actors who are sometimes available to mingle with the guests. But well worth the effort, regardless.

Visited August 2011
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Montana
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“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I'm not sure what I was expecting but I felt the time could have been better spent. Not that our tour guide wasn't sweet and informative but I found myself bored which is very unusual for me when visiting historic places. The downstairs was far more interesting than upstairs.

Visited June 2012
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, Assistant Director at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
I am sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience at the Museum. We strive to give an educational and entertaining tour that showcases the many different funcations that occurred in the tavern. We hope when you are back on the east coast, you would take advantage of our many programs and take a tour again. Thank you for your feedback!
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Kids loved it. Had private tour because we were the only ones. Restaurant was good, too.

Visited June 2012
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“Well worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Knowledgeable guide lots of info on this historic tavern. Excellent lunch after - step back in time and history.

Visited June 2012
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