Gadsby's Tavern Museum, ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. Named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. The center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances. George Washington's inaugural ball was held here. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Musuem, what a neat place! In Fenwick Island, DE, it makes a nice day trip if you are vacationing at the DelMarVa Beaches, especially on a rainy day. It is located on the top floor of a seashell shop, Seashell City. The museum has grown, impressively, during the years since it opened, several years ago. The displays, of everything from cannons to personal artifacts of the ships crew and passengers, is very impressive. Admission is free. What a treat!