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Junior Docents Wanted at History-Filled Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Applications are accepted through March 24 

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (Photo: City of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Do you know a student who enjoys learning about history and talking about what they know? Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Junior Docent Program is a wonderful way to encourage their interest and enthusiasm! Students accepted into the Historic Alexandria program are trained in museum information and presentation skills. Then, they provide tours Sunday afternoons during the summer, while practicing speaking skills and engaging visitors of all ages.

Applications are now being accepted from students in grades 4 and up. (Check application website for complete details.) To be considered, students must complete the application, available at Return it to the Museum no later than Friday, March 24.

The application also includes information about required training classes.  In addition, applicants must attend an audition on Sunday, March 27, where they will give a short presentation on a  historical topic of their choosing.

Questions should be directed to [email protected].

About Gadsby’s Tavern Museum:  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 

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