Gadsby's Tavern and Museum, Old Town Alexandria

Gadsby's Tavern and Museum, Old Town Alexandria

Journey back to the 18th-century tavern and hotel where famous historical figures and everyday people dined and slept.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017     $92.00 per person


Taverns, like Gadsby's, provided travelers with much needed rest, food and drink, the latest news, a place to make business deals and to hold political discussions, and a variety of entertainment. Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch in one of the elegant Colonial dining rooms before your guided tour of the museum next door.  The site known as Gadsby's Tavern consists of two buildings, a (circa) 1785 tavern & the 1792 City Hotel. Named after Englishman John Gadsby, an entrepreneur who leased the buildings & operated them as tavern keeper from 1796's til 1808, the tavern & hotel were the center of Alexandria's economic, political, & social life in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.


George Washington enjoyed the hospitality provided by the tavern keepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.


*Note Only the first floor of the museum is ADA compliant


Activity Level: Dependent on how much walking is planned downtown after lunch

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7:45am Long Gate Park & Ride
8:15am Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
8:30am Leisure World Clubhouse II


Guided tour of Museum


Lunch at the Tavern with free time to explore after lunch



Depart for home


4:30pm Georgia Avenue
4:45pm Clubhouse II
5:30pm Long Gate


Cost: $92.00 per person



Deluxe Eyre motorcoach transportation

Guided tour of Museum

Lunch at the Tavern

Taxes & meal gratuities

Eyre Escort

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Georgia Ave. Park & Ride Georgia Ave. Park & Ride
MD 97 @ the new Rt.200 Intercounty Connector
Long Gate Park & Ride Long Gate Park & Ride
Ellicott City, MD
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