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“A Great Historic Touch for Lunch”

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Ranked #7 of 93 things to do in Alexandria
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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.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Setting was authentic and the food was very appetising and reasonably priced. My wife enjoyed the General Washington porter beer. Staff were friendly

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We went a candlelight tour the weekend of December 7. It was alot of fun with oldtime dancing demo. We did not eat. It was closed for the tour

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was the best part of our tour. We saw a colonial dance demonstration and could participate if we wanted to.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I would recommend this to anyone! Loved the English country dance demonstration, the hot chocolate sample, and picked up a beautiful pewter mug, as well.

My husband and I plan on coming back to visit again, but maybe during the daylight, just to experience the atmosphere a bit differently.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is my fave among the 4 sites we visited, too bad the adjacent Gadsby Tavern Restaurant was closed for special function, I would have loved to dine there too. We sampled some chocolate here too part of the historic division of Mars and the Historic Alexandria Candlelight tour. We enjoyed period music and dancing just as George Washington did. The tavern was built in 1785 and the other building was built as a hotel back in 1792, dont miss Room 8 and hear the story about a young woman who succumbed to a desease while traveling with her husband in 1816

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