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Northern Virginia Sights

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Updated 05/23/2014

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George Washington celebrated his birthdays in the ballroom here, and Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette were other notable patrons of the two buildings—a circa-1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel—that were centers of political and social life. They now form a museum, in which the taproom, dining room, assembly room, ballroom, and communal bedrooms have been restored to their original appearances. Special events include costumed reenactments.

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134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, USA

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  • $5
  • Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. and Mon. 1–5, last tour at 4:45; Nov.–Mar., Wed.– Sat. 11–4, Sun. 1–4, last tour at 3:45; tours 15 mins before and after the hr

Updated 05/23/2014


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