Developed based on feedback from guests over the past two years, this new experience allows guests to journey through the museum at their own pace and immerse themselves in the spaces and stories of the tavern. Sit down in the public dining room and catch up on the news of the day. Challenge a friend or family member to a friendly game of Shut the Box. Take a selfie with the “Learned Pig” and write a postcard home. Reenact a ball as you dance to music in the ballroom. While touring, you’ll learn how all social classes and people—free and enslaved, men and women, African American and white—were part of not just the tavern but the creation of Alexandria and the young nation.
Funded by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society.