Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum information

Washington, DC , USA
134 N Royal St
Getting there
Metro: King St then trolley
More information
adult/child $5/3
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun & Mon
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Once a real tavern (operated by John Gadsby from 1796 to 1808), this building now houses a museum demonstrating the prominent role of the tavern in Alexandria during the 18th century. As the center of local political, business and social life, the tavern was frequented by anybody who was anybody, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. Guided tours take place at quarter to and quarter past the hour.

The rooms are restored to their 18th-century appearance, and the tavern occasionally still hosts pricey balls.