Presidential Salon with James Madison at Gadsby’s Tavern | News Release | City of Alexandria


Image from Wikipedia’s Page on James Madison

In the Company of President James Madison, November 20

The date is November 20, 1816. Join President James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum for this on-going series of presidential salons.  Public questions and conversation are welcome and encouraged.

The salon, held in the Main Dining Room of Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant, will be from 3 – 4:30 p.m.; check-in is at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street. Reservations are recommended and tickets are $15 per person and $10 for high school/college students. Madeira, Port and other libations will be available for purchase at the event.  To purchase tickets, please visit alexandriava.gov/Shop or call 703.746.4242.

Since 1985, John Douglas Hall has been following the life of James Madison on a day-by-day basis. He offers a very unique opportunity for today’s audiences to engage James Madison in conversation in the context of Madison’s own time.  In appearance, in content, syntax, and with a remarkable command of the period and the man, John Douglas Hall has presented James Madison in numerous, academic, governmental, public and private forums for more than 25 years.

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. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. For more information, please visitwww.gadsbystavern.org.

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