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“AMAZING ATMOSPHERE!” 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 #12 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: History Museums
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“AMAZING ATMOSPHERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you love history, this is your spot! Exquisite to know you're eating where George Washington once frequented and danced! Beautiful place to wander, good food.

Visited August 2012
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“Powerful history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a nice little tour! We were the only two people for the early morning tour but we found the guide and the young desk lady to be very personable and friendly.The guide gave us a great recommmendation for a lunch spot also

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's small, it's fast, it's cheap -- and George Washington celebrated his birthday there! If you like American history and have a good imagination, then you will probably enjoy this little museum.

Visited April 2013
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Bluffton, Ohio
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Love the history of this town and Gadsby's seemed to fit "the story" of "Old Alexandria". A lot to see and a lot of stairs to climb, but worth it. Our guide was great and our evening "ghost tour" brought us back to Gadsby's for even more history/stories.

Visited May 2013
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Lake Grove, New York
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“Interesting bit of history...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Had a lovely tour of this tavern...lots of interesting information. Tour guide was a wonderful older gentleman who was very funny. Especially loved the two "ballrooms"...and the presidential history! A must visit! Next time I hope to eat at the Tavern (it was closed during the hours I visited).

Visited April 2013
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