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“Great Museum.” 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 #6 of 37 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The tours are very inexpensive and the staff is polite and knowledgeable about the history. They have many rooms set up how they would have been back in the colonial time period. Great Stop!

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“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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california
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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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Ada, 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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