Please join us as we celebrate “KDVA Founding Month.”  What better way to celebrate the great Alliance and our Veterans than with good food and friends at a historic and fun location!


What:  KDVA Headquarter’s First 2023 Meet & Greet – Please bring a friend or two! The event is free for KDVA members and anyone interested in joining KDVA.

WhereGadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Metered Parking is available on North Royal Street, with two or three-hour parking on nearby residential streets. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. There are also convenient parking garages nearby.

When: Friday, 19 May from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The museum will be open to our guests starting at 5:00 PM.  Please feel free to come early to visit the museum and join us for our Meet & Greet starting at 5:30 PM.

There is no cost to join KDVA.  Join today!

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is a registered National Historic  Landmark so designated for its prominent role in the social, economic, political, and educational history of the United States. Comprising a Georgian style tavern built in 1785 and a larger Federal style hotel built in 1792, the buildings are named after John Gadsby, operator of the tavern and hotel from 1796 to 1808.

John Gadsby hosted numerous important statesmen during his tenure.  Six early Presidents (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams) wined and dined at Gadsby’s, as did the Marquis de Lafayette. In fact, George Washington attended the 1799 and 1798 Birthnight Balls held in his honor at Gadsby’s (then known as the City Hotel,) a tradition that continues to today.  More of the Tavern’s story is told on the Museum’s website.