Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Seeking Volunteer Tour Guides | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Seeking Volunteer Tour Guides

Special Training offered Saturday, November 7

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is seeking individuals 14 and older who enjoy meeting and talking with people of all ages, love American history, and want to learn more and share this knowledge with others.  The training process is simple and made even easier through a three-hour class on Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m.—noon that will fulfill half of the training requirements.  Final requirements can be completed on a flexible schedule by applicants.


To apply to become a docent, complete an application online through or email  The training will be hosted at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street in Alexandria.  Those who cannot attend the November 7 training are still encouraged to apply as alternate arrangements can be made.  Volunteer docents are needed both weekend and weekday shifts and are asked to give a minimum of 4 hours per month (one tour shift).  Other opportunities, such as leading school tours, weekend special programs, and costumed tours are also available to those who complete the initial training.


In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.  Today, the Museum offers public tours of the buildings year-round and hosts a variety of events that bring the past to life.


For more information, please visit or call 703.746.4242.

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