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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...more
All reviews thomas jefferson ate here sleeping quarters peanut soup self guided tour interesting tour aaa member john adams great insight colonial times founding fathers entry fee stayed here historic building worth a visit lunch or dinner old town alexandria
Self guided tour of a really old but well preserved building, complete with the common George Washington area stories all old spots here have. It is nothing over the top special but it is really neat to see such old buildings standing and open for...More
From the fried oysters to the baked brie to my blue crab cakes, I was extremely satisfied. The portions are large! The decor is great and the characters that interact with you are kind of fun. However it was full of 12 year olds on...More
This tavern is a really fun place to eat. This is where George Washington and his friends would meet, and they even have the table he used all the time. The food is very colonial and delicious. Not overly priced, either! I think you will...More
Saved from demolition in the early 20th century by F. Clinton Knight, a former city councilman, postmaster and commander of the local American Legion lodge, the two buildings composing Gadsby's Tavern were reopened in 1976 after extensive renovation and converted into a museum dedicated to...More
Having lived in Alexandria for 17 years I had no idea that this tavern was so incredible. The self guided tour was great, and the staff was very nice. My sons 8 and 4 learned a lot, as well as myself. Totally recommend going here.
While traveling with my adult son (who must use a wheelchair for mobility), we visited Gadsby's Tavern Museum (we did not visit the restaurant). They have a back entrance for wheelchairs and accessibility on the first floor. Since the upper levels are not accessible (it's...More
A quirky but interesting tour. My friend and I popped in to avoid the sudden rain, but we ended up enjoying ourselves. You can sit in the dining room and play period-appropriate games while you wait for the tour to begin.