Winter Warmer Teas with Martha Washington
Enjoy an 18th-century tea with friends!
The final Winter Warmer Tea of winter 2015 features Mrs. Rebecca Ramsey Reese, a 20th century preservationist who helped restore Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. The tea takes place on Sunday, March 22 in Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Gadsby’s Tavern, 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 and hostess Mrs. Reese as she shares story about the restoration of the building and the revived tradition of the Birthnight Ball.
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.