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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1785/00/00 The City Tavern is built.
1793/00/00 The City Hotel is built in the Georgian style, 1792-1793.
1797/02/10 John Gadsby host the first Birthnight Ball in honor of George Washington's Birthday George Washington's Birthday
1798/02/00 George Washington Guest of Honor George Washington celebrates his birthday at Gadsby's Tavern, the second annual Birthnight Ball hosted by John Gadsby. George Washington's Birthday
1801/03/15 Thomas Jefferson Visitor Thomas Jefferson celebrates his inauguration as President in the ballroom in the ballroom of the Gadsby's City Tavern. First Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States
1805/03/12 Thomas Jefferson US President Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern.
1805/03/12 George Clinton (vice president) Guest Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern.
1805/03/12 Levi Lincoln Sr Guest Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern.
1805/03/12 James Madison US Vice President Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern.
1808/05/09 James Madison Guest President James Madison is honored at a dinner at Gadsby's Tavern.
1817/00/00 James Monroe Guest President James Monroe dines at Gadsby's Tavern.
1824/10/16 John Quincy Adams Companion Marquis de Lafayette is honored at what is heralded as, 'one of the most brilliant of banquets'. The Marquis spent several days at Gadsby's Tavern during his tour. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/16 Marquis de Lafayette Visitor Marquis de Lafayette is honored at what is heralded as, 'one of the most brilliant of banquets'. The Marquis spent several days at Gadsby's Tavern during his tour. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1868/08/00 The Union governor of Virginia, Francis H Pierpont, is entertained and quartered at the City Hotel in August 1863.
1917/05/21 Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC takes the musicians gallery, cornice, door frames, mantelpieces from the Ballroom and two mantelpieces from the City Hotel dining rooms and the exterior doorway.
1928/05/00 After the owners of Gadsbys Tavern put the buildings up for sale, American Legion Post No 24 leads a fundraising drive to purchase the structures for $18,000 and restore them at a cost of $22,000.

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Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia

Eat and Drink »

Eatery Category Casual Sit Down Restaurant
Eatery Type Restaurant



Data »

Particulars for Gadsby's Tavern:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Communications
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hotel
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Restaurant
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000913
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Transportation, Communications
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1752, c 1852
Historic Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel, Restaurant
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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