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“Stepping into history”

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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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 March 31, 2013 via mobile

Interesting building and guide made me aware of the history that took place on these streets. Starting with George Washington. The guide showed us a glimpse into early american experience. Enjoyable tour

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great food at lunch at good prices. Go around 11:30AM. Get Key to City book ($9) at Visitor's Center on King St near waterfront. Gets you $5 off meal and free entrance to other historic sites. Went back again for the Ale battered Cod for kunch.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

As the waiter said--"George probably sat here", that started our historic evening. The tavern is really charming, and the food is fantastic, a not to miss when in Alexandria

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great piece of history to see what early Americans did to unwind. Not a lot to offer but in those days a warm place a a good drink meant a lot.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Easy walk from King Street and worth it if you like history. Short guided tour, 20 minutes or so, but shows and explained life during the late 1700's early 1800's. Great example of a period tavern.

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