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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...more
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Two historic houses, one Georgian and the other Federal, are joined into a tavern, historic inn and ballroom. The original ballroom is installed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, replaced by an accurate replica in the Gadsby's Tavern Museum.
We went for a brunch on a saturday morning. The dining rooms are very well preserved and the food is inspired from Colonial times, making it a full experience. You can also visit the rest of the building, which is historically significant but there is...More
To think we ate in a place that George Washington also dined in! Absolutely wonderful place to tour and eat. Our docent explained how it was to stay here over 200 years ago: the different sleeping accommodations, how meals by law had to be part...More
First I will say that we were able to tour the tavern for free with special Museum Day tickets. So, for a free museum and a free tour it was a nice thing to see and do. I also think that it was really sweet...More
This is a restaurant that still serves a 'Colonial' era menu of foods that were eaten opened in 1796. There is also a historic museum that has items from the American colonial times in the restored inns rooms. It served as a meeting place for...More
I have not yet toured the Tavern Museum on the "standard" tour. This review is of the Peeling Back the Layers tour related to the historic structure itself.
The concept of this is wonderful. I've gone on similar tours elsewhere (most brilliantly at the Tenement...More
The Gadsby's Tavern Museum gives visitors a picture of what the upper class hotel (Tavern) in Alexandria. The Tavern Museum is part of the City of Alexandria Museum (quite a few of them. Visitors to the museum will see the two buildings that was the...More
Gadsby's Tavern is a great lesson and view of what Tavern's in colonial America looked like and what they did. It was fascinating to hear who stayed here and who had parties here. When you walk through Gadsby's, you are walking the same halls as...More
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