First is Sunday, January 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Gadsby’s Tavern during the Winter Warmer Teas! Teas held on Sundays, January 19, January 26, February 9, and March, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant, 138 North Royal Street. Sip a special blend of tea from Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, “take” a cup of American Heritage Chocolate, and eat period-inspired delicacies, both sweet and savory, with your 21st-century friends. Each tea features a different historic guest who will be visiting during the tea.
Historic Guests include:
Sunday, January 19: Dolley Madison
Sunday, January 26: Hannah Fairfax Washington
Sunday, February 9: Martha Washington
Sunday, March 9: Rebecca Ramsay Reese (20th-century preservationist)
Tea is $35 per person all inclusive and reservations are required. To make reservations and purchase tickets, call 703.746.4242 or visit the online shop. Ticket also includes a tour at 2:15 or 2:45 prior to the tea.
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 the museum website.