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Swordsmen’s Rendezvous at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

En garde! Join Gadsby’s Tavern Museum for a unique living history program as you learn a skill all 18th-century gentlemen must know – swordplay!  The programs on Saturday, February 12, and on Saturday, March 12, include re-enactment of 18th-century swordplay and a display and discussion of 18th-century weapons. This popular family event is suitable for all ages and will include some audience participation as you practice your newfound talents.

Swordsmen tours are scheduled every half hour between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with each tour lasting one hour. Admission is $6 per person, ages 5 and up. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703.746.4242. This program sells out quickly, so don’t delay in making your plans!

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.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.746.4242.  

Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4554
Fax: 703.838.6451
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.