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By Gretchen M. Bulova

Gadsby’s Tavern used to be on the middle of everyday life in late-18th and early-19th-century Alexandria. Operated by way of John Gadsby from 1796 to 1808, the tavern served either neighborhood electorate and tourists on their approach to the nation’s new capital. Gadsby’s used to be a venue for dancing assemblies, performances, and celebratory dinners. between its most renowned consumers have been George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. by means of the early twentieth century, the tavern structures have been at risk of being demolished. stored from the wrecking ball in 1929 through American Legion submit 24, Gadsby’s grew to become the cornerstone of Alexandria’s old upkeep stream. In 1972, the yank Legion donated the location to town of Alexandria. Following an entire recovery, Gadsby’s reopened as a part of America’s bicentennial party. this day, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is a dynamic old condominium museum, reading heritage to greater than 25,000 viewers a year.

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