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Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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US$20.00*
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Ranked #8 of 99 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: 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 establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and hosted the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Today the Museum offers tours, programs and special events.
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour, so you don't have to worry about getting there at specific time. Leave about half hour. Several levels of old tavern, including dining room, bedroom, and ballroom. Very interesting- make sure to peek into old ice well at corner of building.

Thank Sheryl B
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"thomas jefferson"
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"ate here"
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"peanut soup"
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"self guided tour"
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"interesting tour"
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"john adams"
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"great insight"
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"colonial times"
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"founding fathers"
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"entry fee"
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"stayed here"
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"historic building"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and best friends did this tour. I’m a AAA member so admission was $4 per person compared to $5 without AAA. We did the self guided tour since we missed the last guided tour. It was nice to see the lodging and meals of those who stayed here during the late 1700s and early 1800s. We were here about 45 minutes. Well worth it and it got us out of the sub zero temperatures!

Thank Bethann S
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is a very old tavern/Inn. It was an interesting trip back in time. Has very large rooms for parties of yesteryear. They rented sleeping quarters in the 18th century and were guaranteed a place with clean sheets. It may have been onthe floor but the sheets were clean LOL. All in all a plesntexperience.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We took this affordable and enjoyable tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. You need to climb up and down steps to do the tour. Although you can do a self guided tour I highly recommend going on the guided tour since the information was so interesting.

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Very interesting. Love that history is preserved. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson ate there. We toured Gadsby's museum and then had lunch at the historic tavern.

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