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Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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
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134 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3226
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+1 703-746-4242
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always feel when i'm here that i've gone back in time and it's a good feeling. I love being able to see our history shining brightly and wearing a great big smile

Thank kareneAlexandria_VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cathy818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting this old, historic location. The tour time was just a bonus. The ballroom and bedroom locations were my favorite.

Thank 778Susan
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Very interesting museum. It always amazes me how people lived back in the birth of our country. Yes George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stayed here.

Thank s3q1
Reviewed August 25, 2018

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

Thank Barry K
Reviewed August 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

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.

1  Thank katherinejensen4
Reviewed July 29, 2018

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

Thank jccnjjcm0m
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

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.

2  Thank madlikemercury
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Response from Liz W | Property representative |
Adults: $5.00 Children (ages 5 -12): $3.00 Children under 5 are free with a paying adult. Discounts are available to AAA Members and to visitors who have dined at Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant.