is offering a free open house on Aug. 4.
"Tavern Day" runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring continuous tours of the historic site by costumed guides along with the opportunity to learn to dance like George and Martha Washington.
This year’s event highlights 18th century science experiments and demonstrations of historical espionage techniques by Project Enlightenment, McLean High School’s reenactment society. Period music and light refreshments also will be avialable. Have a full day in Old Town by combining this event with the .
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 such as George Washington and visitors to eat, drink, learn and influence history. Tavern keepers John Wise and John Gadsby hosted balls, performances and meetings.