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Alexandria, Virginia

Obscura Day 2016: Taverns & Women & Chocolate (Oh My!)

Come learn about what it took to live the tavern life while enjoying an 18th century chocolate drink!

Women were a regular part of tavern life in the 18th Century, but not how movies would suggest.

Join us for an exclusive Atlas Obscura tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Virginia as we explore the many roles women played -- from owners to slaves to overnight guests -- in tavern life and challenge the stereotype that taverns were mostly for men. As a bonus, we will learn about and enjoy the 18th century colonial delicacy "drinking chocolate" in the tavern ballroom.

Details - 

Location: Gadsby's Tavern, 138 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA

Cost: $15

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Notes for this adventure:
- Share photos on Twitter and Instagram with us @atlasobscura,  and with the hashtag #ObscuraDay

- After a day full of exploring, join us at Georgetown's Tudor Place for music, drinks, and merriment! Click here for information and tickets.

All ticket sales are final. Please direct any questions or concerns to Alex Boxer at alex@atlasobscura.com.

Check out our full lineup of amazing adventures taking place all around the world on Obscura Day, our annual celebration of discovery!