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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gadsby’s Tavern

 
 
Gadsby's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. Gadsby's Tavern Marker
The other tablet reads "The front of this building was restored by the Mount Vernon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of Eleanor Selden Washington Howard."
Inscription. Erected 1792. Popular resort and famous hostelry of the Eighteenth Century. Here was held in 1798 the first celebration of Washington's Birthday in which he participated, and from its steps Washington held his last military review and gave his last military order, November 1799.
 
Erected by Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.342′ N, 77° 2.608′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Royal Street and Cameron Street, on the left when traveling north on North Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 North Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandria, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandria Washington Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
Gadsby's Tavern Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
2. Gadsby's Tavern Markers

1. Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant Site. (Submitted on March 8, 2006.)
2. Gadsby's Tavern Museum. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Slideshow. A gallery of images selected and annotated by Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Gadsby's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
3. Gadsby's Tavern
Both buildings shown are Gadsby's Tavern today. North Royal Street is in the foreground.
Gadsby’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. Gadsby’s Tavern
Elevation drawing in the Gadsby's Tavern Museum.
Gadsby’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
5. Gadsby’s Tavern
The museum occupies the 1785 left hand building of the tavern complex and upstairs in the 1792 right hand building. Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant occupies the lower level of the 1792 building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,609 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on February 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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