- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 30, 2005

When you go:

Location: Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is at 134 N. Royal St. in Alexandria.

Directions: Take the George Washington Parkway south from the District into Alexandria. The parkway becomes Washington Street. Go about a mile and turn left on Cameron Street. Go three blocks and turn right on North Royal Street. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is on the right, next to Gadsby’s Tavern restaurant.

Hours: From April through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Monday; from November through March, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. The museum is closed on all major holidays. The 30-minute tours start 15 minutes before and after the hour.

Parking: Metered parking is available on North Royal Street.

Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 11 through 17, and free for children 10 and younger who are accompanied by a paying adult.

Information: 703/838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Notes:

mThe museum is Metro accessible. Go to King Street on the Yellow and Blue lines. The walk to the tavern from the Metro is about 1 miles. For information on buses from the King Street stop to the tavern, call 703/370-3274.

mUpcoming family events include Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Children’s Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 through 11. The Aug. 9 event will feature activities for children ages 3 to 6; Aug. 10 is open to children in kindergarten through third grade; and Aug. 11 is open to children in fourth grade and above. Activities will include storytelling, dressing in 18th-century clothes, playing Colonial games, meeting a pirate and guessing the use of different tavern artifacts. Fee: $3 per person.

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