GTMS supports the preservation, development, and interpretation of historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and we have fun doing so! www.Gadsbystavernmuseum.us
The Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) is a private citizens group formed for the purpose of providing support to Gadsby's Tavern Museum.
Gadsby's Tavern History
Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a circa 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for proprietor John Gadsby who operated the Tavern from 1796 to 1808. The Tavern was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. In addition, the tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations.
George Washington, himself, enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavernkeepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Marquis de Lafayette.