Civil War Wine Dinner at Gadsby's Tavern Museum October 14

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Serving Period-Inspired Wine and Menu on October 14 

Outside City Hotel During Civil WarSavor Civil War history and Virginia wines with a menu inspired by the 19th century at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Civil War Wine Dinner on Friday, October 14.  This five-course meal with wines from Gray Ghost Vineyards begins at 7 p.m. at the museum, 134 North Royal Street, and then continues downstairs at Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant in the former City Hotel.

The Gray Ghost wines will have a Civil War spirit, coming from an area where “The Gray Ghost” Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby and his men operated during the war. The evening begins with an appetizer selection of spinach and goat cheese quiches, beef in puff pastry and asparagus in herb sauce. The dinner features a first course of mushroom soup, a second course of beef in puff pastry with sautéed beets and corn muffins, a third course of chocolate charlotte russe, and a final dried fruit-and-nut course. Each is perfectly paired with select Gray Ghost wines!

Dinner guests will also discover the tavern’s importance during the Civil War, its connection to the Restored Government of Virginia, and what life was like for journalists, Union officers and others who stayed there!

Tickets are $100 inclusive per person, and reservations are required. A vegetarian entrée option is available with advance notice. For more information or to make reservations, please call 703.746.4242 or visit

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.

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