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Hamilton Summer at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum | News Release | City of Alexandria

Hamilton Summer at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum



Telling their Story: Museum Specialty Tours
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street
Saturdays through Labor Day Weekend | 10 a.m. specialty tour alternates each Saturday
$12 per person, $10 GTMS/Volunteers

Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Tour the halls where Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, & Burr partied and made history. Consider the ideas debated in the rooms where it happened… for some, but not for all.

The Forgotten Story: Enslaved Labor at the Tavern 
The labor of African-Americans – both free and enslaved – was critical to Alexandria’s development as an important port city in the 18th and 19th centuries. Famous for its hospitality, Gadsby’s Tavern relied on enslaved labor to care for the very guests perpetuating racially based slavery.

18th Century Gaming Night
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street
July 27 | 7-9 p.m.
$10 cover

Play games 18th century style: Shut the Box, Fox + Geese, Dice, and a special Cards against Humanity: Tavern Edition. Also hear stories of our young nation and see the room(s) where it happened! Cash bar with wine, beer, and specialty cocktail will be available.

 

Honoring our Veterans Exhibit
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Included in museum admission – Adults: $5.00, Children (ages 5 -12): $3.00

After his service in the Revolutionary War, Hamilton went home to contribute to his community and nation. As part of the World War I 100th Commemoration, learn how returning veterans served Alexandria, including American Legion Post #24, which restored Gadsby’s Tavern in honor of WWI veterans. See how the museum looked under their care and hear about the contributions veterans still make to the City of Alexandria today.  Whether it’s 1776, 1929, or 2018, home or abroad, these men and women embody the idea of service.

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