Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 - United States





Gadsby’s Tavern was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. Come explore this 18th century tavern that attracted Washington, Jefferson, and travelers. It was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations.


Guests can walk through the museum at their own pace, enjoying period games, reading newspapers from 1787, and even trying out the bed in the dormer sleeping space!

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