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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ABC Wednesday - G is for Gadsby's Tavern Dining Car

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My favorite part of the train tour was the George Washington. Our tour guide was very informative but my memory is very limited so I'll put out there what I "think" is correct...the rest is up to you to Google it lol....so anyways, again, I "think" that she told us there were 3 of these George Washington trains. Each named after a tavern he frequented. This one is the Gadsby which is located in Alexandria. You can visit their website HERE . The other 2 are the Michie, which is in Charlottesville and has been on my list to go see for a couple of years...it's only a couple of hours away but it's just one of those things we keep putting off for another weekend. You can visit the Michie Tavern HERE and lastly is the Raleigh in Williamsburg which you can visit HERE.
The only one at C & O is the Gadsby. I don't remember if she told us if the other 2 are somewhere to tour.

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Luggage and hats. They actually have old hats in the hat boxes!

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The baggage car..

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Sink in the restroom. Notice the details!

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Pictures hanging of all 3 taverns.

And I think I mentioned before, you can rent this for parties! More info HERE

More tomorrow!

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21 comments:

  1. Nice way to learn about historical taverns!

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  2. I just caught up on your train series it is fabulous and your young men are gorgeous.

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  3. That tour is one of the hidden gems of our area, I think. And you should hit the Miche on a weekday if you can - the place is so crowded on weekends you can hardly get in.

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  4. The Michie tavern is the only one that I have been to, it is kind of a bulk tourist place but has good food. They moved it from somewhere in the area to a more tourist friendly spot, the road to Monticello.

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  5. i'd be afraid my party guests would start throwing around luggage or something. :)

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  6. Can you imagine how much fun this would be as a party setting? I can see guests arriving for a flapper-themed event:)

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  7. Very cool - I love old trains, and the history on these is so interesting!

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  8. What fun it would be to rent for a party! :)

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  9. It would be fun to have a party on the old train! Neat photos.

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  10. You really captured well the look and feel of this old train.

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  11. The old train certainly does feel like something out of the past!

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  12. What a fun place to visit and tour. The older I get, the more interested in history I seem to be! LOL!

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  13. This is just too cool! I love all the old luggage and those hat boxes are really cute!

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  14. Memory is a funny thing... In any case, a nice place!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  15. I think it would be a fun place to have a party! Those hat boxes remind me of when I was a little girl. My mother had hat boxes in her closet, because back then you didn't dare go to church without wearing a hat.

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  16. What a great place to visit! I'd love that! Great photos, too.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  17. If you don't have the facts right, who are we to challenge them. I don't know if George frequented three favorite taverns or fifteen.

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  18. Really enjoyed this series, Tanya.

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  19. I think it is so cool how they fit all the luxuries (kinda) into such a compact space. LOVE this!!!

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