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Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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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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134 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3226
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All reviews george washington and thomas jefferson ate here self guided tour sleeping quarters peanut soup aaa member fun tour great insight colonial america colonial times entry fee founding fathers stayed here historic building old town alexandria first floor ballroom
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

I spent the night here with a Girl Scout program. They told us over and over that it wasn't haunted, but I later found out it was one of the most haunted buildings in Virginia. Inside was also quite pretty. Can't get past the ghost,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Adjacent to the famous Gadsby Tavern is a well displayed artifacts of the Revolutionary War period in Alexandria. Authentic and well explained museum with an excellent curator.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A nice place to learn about the social outings of colonial America. Meals were hearty, there was a place to party and to spend the night if things got too wild. Quite historic and certainly worth the low price of admission.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I always feel when i'm here that i've gone back in time and it's a good feeling. I love being able to see our history shining brightly and wearing a great big smile

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kareneAlexandria_VA
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Self guided tour of a really old but well preserved building, complete with the common George Washington area stories all old spots here have. It is nothing over the top special but it is really neat to see such old buildings standing and open for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 5, 2018

From the fried oysters to the baked brie to my blue crab cakes, I was extremely satisfied. The portions are large! The decor is great and the characters that interact with you are kind of fun. However it was full of 12 year olds on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

I really enjoyed visiting this old, historic location. The tour time was just a bonus. The ballroom and bedroom locations were my favorite.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 778Susan
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Very interesting museum. It always amazes me how people lived back in the birth of our country. Yes George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stayed here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank s3q1
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This tavern is a really fun place to eat. This is where George Washington and his friends would meet, and they even have the table he used all the time. The food is very colonial and delicious. Not overly priced, either! I think you will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barry K
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Saved from demolition in the early 20th century by F. Clinton Knight, a former city councilman, postmaster and commander of the local American Legion lodge, the two buildings composing Gadsby's Tavern were reopened in 1976 after extensive renovation and converted into a museum dedicated to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Liz W | Property representative |
Adults: $5.00 Children (ages 5 -12): $3.00 Children under 5 are free with a paying adult. Discounts are available to AAA Members and to visitors who have dined at Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant.