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“Stepping into history” 5 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 70 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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.
dallas/fort worth
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“Stepping into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Interesting building and guide made me aware of the history that took place on these streets. Starting with George Washington. The guide showed us a glimpse into early american experience. Enjoyable tour

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dover, pa
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“Gadsby's Tavern Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great food at lunch at good prices. Go around 11:30AM. Get Key to City book ($9) at Visitor's Center on King St near waterfront. Gets you $5 off meal and free entrance to other historic sites. Went back again for the Ale battered Cod for kunch.

Visited March 2013
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Ft. Wayne, IN
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“Amazing History and Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

As the waiter said--"George probably sat here", that started our historic evening. The tavern is really charming, and the food is fantastic, a not to miss when in Alexandria

Visited March 2013
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
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“Washington ate here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great piece of history to see what early Americans did to unwind. Not a lot to offer but in those days a warm place a a good drink meant a lot.

Visited June 2012
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“Nice little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Easy walk from King Street and worth it if you like history. Short guided tour, 20 minutes or so, but shows and explained life during the late 1700's early 1800's. Great example of a period tavern.

Visited March 2013
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