Sat, Nov 18 2006 - Alexandria Walk: George Drank Here (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Lutz Rastaetter, Lori Bowes, Gavin Haentjens, H. Tran, Aimee Morris, Joe Caudill, Lisa Perkins, Glenn Peddicord, Shelley Sanner, Kimberly Baum, Beverly Hoeftman, Ali Badii|
We started off with a tour of the George Washington Masonic Memorial. For some, the main attraction was the detailed Masonic descriptions and history by the grandfatherly guide; for others, it was the great view from the observation deck.
After a quick stop at one of the (replacement) marker stones marking the old DC/VA border, we caught a bus to make our tour of Gadsby's Tavern Musuem. This tour highlighted drinking and accomodations in the 1790s and mentioned a few of George Washington's connections to the place.
After the Gadsby's tour, the group wandered around the block to view a few other tavern sites in Alexandria as well as George Washington's Town House, then headed to Hard Times Cafe to warm up with some chili.
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