Alexandria - Gadsby's Tavern Museum

134 North Royal Street

Mission Statement:
Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a (circa) 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The mission of the Museum is to teach the public about the history of the site, and to preserve the two historic structures. Supported by on-going research and professional standards, the Museum's programs, collections, and exhibitions create a varied and meaningful learning environment that addresses the needs and interests of the community's residents and visitors. Like the 18th Century purpose of the site, the goal is to play a dynamic role in the social, economic, and educational life of Alexandria, thus contributing to the City's identity and vitality.


Diane Rosington

Friday, March 30, 2018
Another place of Washington DC area history! This tavern and museum is amazing! Visualize yourself sitting there in the 1800's. Staying in the hotel/museum attached. Show your receipt from the tavern for a savings on your admission to the museum. Send a postcard to someone, courtesy of the museum. See the ballroom where one of our president's inaugural ball took place. There is just so much history to transport you back to that period in time when our first president meet important people, ate and drank. We were there for restaurant week so ate from their pre-fix menu and were served by costumed servers. Just an overall great experience! If these walls could talk...

Frank Mikolajczak

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Cool historic spot to visit when in Old Town. Never too busy and not a long time suck. You can get in and get out and head to dinner or whatever you have planned. Definitely recommend having dinner at Gatsby's Tavern at least once.


Saturday, April 7, 2018
Very nice atmosphere for an Old Town setting the food was fabulous

Dona Oldfield

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
The museum is okay, for what it is. We did not take the guided tour. We had brunch at the restaurant there. Food was relatively inexpensive but wasn't anything special, at all.

Rebekah Lowery

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Love this neat little piece of history in the heart of Alexandria. The guides are really friendly!