Upcoming Events

Tea with Martha Washington

11/04/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
Ever wonder how the first First Lady entertained her guests? What is the proper way to hold a teacup with no handles? Here is your chance to experience history with Martha Washington as she discusses 18th century tea customs as well as clothing of the period. 18th century tea includes the museum's special blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. More...

2012 General Election

11/05/2012 - 6:00am - 7:00pm
To locate correct polling location, go to http://alexandriava.gov/elections
Come out and vote for the Virginia Governor, Virginia Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Attorney General, Virginia House of Delegates, Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney, and Alexandria Sheriff! More...

General Election

11/06/2012 - 6:00am - 7:00pm
Various elections for United States President, Vice President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, Alexandria City Council, and Alexandria School Board More...

Girl Scout Overnight

11/09/2012 - 7:00pm - 11/10/2012 - 8:30am
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
Girl Scouts can spend the night at the Tavern and experience life as an 18th century traveler! Girls will be working on their It’s Your World—Change It! journey as they band together to save the tavern and “meet” historic heroines along the way. Evening includes 18th century dancing and the Tale of the Female Stranger, as well as an evening snack and light breakfast. More...

Soldier-led Tours of the Fort

11/10/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Fort Ward Museum & Historical Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.
Soldier-led Tours of the Fort in honor of Veterans Day.Tours of the historic fort led by an interpreter in Union uniform highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum. Program is weather dependent. For more information contact 703.746.4848 or go to our website at fortwardmuseum@alexandriava.gov. More...

Alexandria's Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Market Square in Old Town, 301 King Street
Enjoy musical entertainment, caroling with a community sing  along, and greetings from the Mayor and Santa Claus. More...

Christmas in Camp

12/08/2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA
Join a Civil War Santa-era at this family-fun holiday event that explores how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. The program features living-history interpreters, a Vicotrian Christmas tree, period music, refreshments, readings of 'The Night Before Christmas' and a patriotic Santa Claus inspiraed by Thomas Nast's Civil War cartoon. Guided tours of the fort, weather permitting. More...

Ladies Tea

12/16/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
Taking tea has never been such a historic affair! Sip the Museum’s special blend of tea and eat period-inspired delicacies with your 21st century friends and 18th century hostess. Fees include $35 per person, inclusive and reservations required. For more information contact 703.746.4242 or go to our website at gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov. More...