Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria Virginia


Stock #: 299757
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Alexandria
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Alexandria (city)
Publisher: Capitol Souvenir Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The smaller building, displaying the flag, was built in 1752 and was called the City Tavern. In 1793, John Gadsby rented both buildings and ran it under the name of Gadsby's Tavern. It was one of the most important taverns in the colonial days where the Alexandria Assembly held their meetings and balls. Lafayette, Baron de Kalb and John Paul Jones were a few of the famous people in history that have stayed at the tavern. General and Mrs. Washington attended the last public celebration of Washington's birthday which was held here. A month before his death, Washington reviewed the local troops from the steps and gave his last military command
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