Exhibit At Gadsby's Tavern Museum: Souvenir

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An Exhibit at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Souvenirs have been part of the experience of travel for hundreds of years. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s new exhibit highlights shared experience with items from its own collection. From a tea cup to a postcard, guests will consider the question – what souvenir holds a personal meaning to them? The small exhibit is included with regular museum admission of $5 per adult, $3 per child under 12. 

As America began as a nation during the late 18th century and emerged in the 19th century, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria as well as 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.  Tavern keepers John Wise and John Gadsby hosted balls, performances, and meetings, and their accommodations were known as the best by travelers near and far.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria. For more information, please call 703.746.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.