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“Not what it used to be” 3 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 #7 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.
Springfield, Virginia
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“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We used to love going to Gadsby's Tavern where George Washington say goodbye to the troups. The food was wonderful. They closed and when they reopened it was not as good. Danced at the historic museum. For people looking for a bit of history it is a fine place to spend an evening. For a local who has seen better days, keep your old memories.

Visited May 2013
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Gainesville, Virginia
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“Wonderful Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We did not eat lunch or dinner at the Tavern. We had a nice drink and then took the tour. It was a wonderful tour that was informative. We enjoyed it very much.

Visited February 2014
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“Historic Alexandria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Although we didn't eat at the restaurant, had we the time and money, I would have loved to; great looking menu. Historic building with some nice period furniture pieces.

Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Amazing food with a great story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We ate here while we had some family in town. The food was amazing and the staff was very knowledge about about the food and the restaurant. We left wanting to come back again.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Could have been a more interesting tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

For $5.00 I still recommend that you stop by for a tour. It will give you an idea as to what it was like to stay in a tavern back in the day. The guide could have been more informative regarding dates, what it was like in Alexandria at that time, etc.

Visited November 2013
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