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Join George Washington at the Madeira Wine Tasting February 19

At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Toast Washington’s Birthday with his Favorite Drink

Washington and MadeiraToast George Washington on the weekend of his birthday celebration as you enjoy Madeira wine – his favorite drink – with him! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, is hosting a Madeira wine tasting with Washington at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 19.

Taste five Madeira wines produced by Blandy’s, a family-owned business since 1811. Learn how Madeira is produced as you taste these fortified wines with food pairings. Tickets are $45 per person inclusive. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703.746.4242 or online at

Want to stay for dinner at Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant? Make a reservation in advance by calling 703.548.1288 and receive 10% off your restaurant bill.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and 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.

For more information, call 703.746.4242 or visit

Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.