Gadsby Tavern Museum

Step inside 18th century Virginia at Gadsby Tavern Museum. Named after Englishman John Gadsby, the Gadsby Tavern was a place for politics, social life, and business in early Alexandria, Virginia. George Washington attended the annual Birthright Ball twice at the tavern, and other important figures in history such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson have also visited. On a tour of the museum, groups will enjoy exploring daily life, travel, business, and entertainment that existed in Alexandria during the 18th century. Educational programs allow groups to examine primary source documents, dress up in 18th century attire, and learn about the slaves that were employed at the tavern.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314. City of Alexandria. Tel: 703-746-4242. Email: gadsbystmsociety@gmail.com. Website: www.alexandriava.gov/GadsbysTavern. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue