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“Amazing food with a great story”

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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US$15.00*
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Ranked #6 of 96 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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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 13 November 2013

We ate here while we had some family in town. The food was amazing and the staff was very knowledge about about the food and the restaurant. We left wanting to come back again.

Thank Pdbeck
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"thomas jefferson"
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"ate here"
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"sleeping quarters"
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"peanut soup"
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"ball room"
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"john adams"
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"interesting tour"
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"aaa member"
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"self guided tour"
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"great insight"
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"period dress"
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"founding fathers"
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"interesting building"
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"step back in time"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

For $5.00 I still recommend that you stop by for a tour. It will give you an idea as to what it was like to stay in a tavern back in the day. The guide could have been more informative regarding dates, what it was like in Alexandria at that time, etc.

2  Thank travelingfun101
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

For $4.00 (usual fee is $5, but AAA members get an additional $1 off), you can't beat this tour! It's short, but informative...........just to see how the musicans climbed up the ladder to go to their box for ballroom/musical experiences was worth the $4.00.

It's also so amazing to be in the same place where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, & other previous presidents were too..............how many opportunities do you have to experience that?

Go for the $5 tour.........or the $4 one if you are AAA members! Totally worth the cost!!!

3  Thank LivinglifeinPA
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is a definite must see in Old Town Alexandria. So much history and the small personal tour is great. George Washington was one of many historical figures to have visited here.

They also have lectures in the ballroom, which Washington would use for parties. The lecture I attended was called "George Washington and the Invention of Nationhood" presented by Dr. Peter Henriques. What a great lecture and even more amazing to be in the building at night knowing this history and the parties that were held in that very room.

Please note that there is a free coupon in the Key to the City book, which can be purchased at the Ramsay's House.

2  Thank kmc4601
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The tour guide is very informative. Steps inside are very steep and narrow, but the tour is worth it if you can endure the stairs.

2  Thank Whatwethought3
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