The Haunted Bar That’s Been Around Since Before Virginia Was Even A State
By Beth|Published December 31, 2018
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
It’s hard to imagine there are businesses that have been around since before Virginia was officially a state. Yet the Old Dominion didn’t obtain statehood until June of 1788. This was a few years after the opening of Gadsby’s Tavern, an iconic bar in Alexandria where historic figures such as George Washington once dined. And, according to legends, some of the historic patrons haven’t exactly left the premises. Here’s more on the haunted bar that’s been around since before Virginia was even a state.
Gadsby’s Tavern is located at 138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314. What are your thoughts on this haunted tavern in northern Virginia? Have you visited before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience!
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