Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

The Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization formed to support the preservation, development, and interpretation of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.

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Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

The Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society was formed in 1992 as a private citizens' group designed to provide on-going support for the preservation, development and interpretation of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, one of Alexandria's premier historic sites. Support of the Museum has taken many forms, including:

  • Financial support of specific Museum programs, initiatives, and collection purchases
  • Advocacy on behalf of the Museum in City budget conversations
  • Promotion of the Museum and its activities by marching in parades and participating in other community events.
  • Organizing specific fundraising campaigns to help the Museum with major purchases and improvements

    1993: raised $6,000 to purchase 60 period appropriate brass coat hooks for the ballroom 
    1994-1998: raised over $35,000 for new period appropriate curtains for the Ballroom  
    2007-2013: raised over $130,000 to renovate the Tavern's unique urban Ice Well.


Membership Levels

  • Volunteer: $15
  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $35
  • Friend/Mercahnt: $50
  • Patron: $100
  • Benefactor: $250
  • Lifetime $1,000

Purchase your GTMS membership online from The Alexandria Shop.


Membership Benefits 

When you become a member of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society, you will receive:

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Members-only events
  • Discounts on certain events sponsored by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and Historic Alexandria.
  • Invitation to the Museum’s Holiday Party.
  • Discount of 15% at all Historic Alexandria Museum Shops (does not include memberships or event tickets. You must notify cashier of your membership status.)

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