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History by the Glass at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Gadsby’s Tavern. (Courtesy photo)

Enjoy cocktails related to ice on February 8

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Enjoy a fun night out that brings the history of ice and the tavern together through cocktails.  Sip inspired drinks created by a local mixologist, examine ice-related artifacts rarely on display, and find out first-hand how the historic tavern preserved ice for months without electricity.

Cost is $50 per person and event is from 7 – 9 p.m. Price includes two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased through or by calling the Museum at 703.746.4242.

As America began as a nation during the late 18th century and emerged in the 19th century, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria as well as 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.  Tavern keepers John Wise and John Gadsby hosted balls, performances, and meetings, and their accommodations were known as the best by travelers near and far.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria. For more information, please call 703.746.4242 or visit

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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