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Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Review

The two buildings that now make up this museum—a circa-1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel—were centers of political and social life. George Washington celebrated his birthdays in the ballroom. Other noted patrons included Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The taproom, dining room, assembly room, ballroom, and communal bedrooms have been restored to their original appearance.

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  • Address: 134 N. Royal St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Map It
  • Phone: 703/746–4242
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., Wed.– Sat. 11–4, Sun. 1–4, last tour at 3:45; Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun.–Mon. 1–5, last tour at 4:45; tours 15 mins before and after the hr
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  • Metro King St.
  • Location: Alexandria
Updated: 06-05-2013

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