Gadsby's Tavern

128 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Virginia

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Description 

Comprising two adjoining tavern buildings, the smaller of which dates from 1752, this is one of the best known 18th century inn in the country. George Washington recruited men here in 1754 for the French and Indian War, and the first celebration of the Federal Constitution took place here on June 28, 1788. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 4, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000913
Areas of significance
Transportation; Communications
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Hotel; Restaurant
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1752; 1852

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Street View" and Imported Photo

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