Tavern Toddlers Returns to Gadsby's Tavern Museum-Oct. 20

As the weather gets cold, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum welcomes families inside with Tavern Toddlers! Designed for walkers through 3 years and their caregivers, Tavern Toddlers features an open playtime in Gadsby’s historic ballroom that includes a book corner, age-appropriate toys, dancing, and crafts.

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New Season begins October 20

Tavern Toddler

The weekly open playtime at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, continues every Monday from 10:30—11:30 a.m. through the end of March; closed only on President’s Day. Come to one or all—no pre-registration!  Each week costs $7 for a group of three, which must include one adult, and additional family members are just $3. A three-visit pass costs $18, never expires, and includes up to three people. Day or multi-week passes can be purchased at the door. 

As America emerged as a nation in the late 18th and early 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.  Today, the tavern continues the tradition of opening its doors to the community through a variety of special events. 

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.

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