George Washington 
Supported Gadsby's Tavern 
in the 18th Century
& Again
in the 21st Century as a Contributor to
The GTMS Endowment 

You Can, Too!

Join George in supporting & sustaining our historic local tavern—
“the room where it happened” in Alexandria!

The Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) has launched an endowment fund to support the long-term viability of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. This exciting, new initiative derived its seed funding from a generous gift bequeathed by the Kathy Kelly estate; $10,000 from existing Society funds; and, funds raised by the auctioning of the early 19th century miniature portrait of George Washington donated by Mr. Thomas Seligman, Curator Emeritus of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University 

Join our first president and make your contribution to Gadsby’s preservation with a contribution to the Endowment Fund. We won’t take your portrait but we would gratefully accept your contribution as a founding donor. Contributions to the endowment are welcome from individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and other grantors. Read more about our recent generous benefactors.

Once the Endowment grows to $100,000, annual contributions will be made to the Gadsby's Tavern Museum to help preserve this Alexandria historic landmark and improve and extend its programs and services to the public.

Please also consider Gadsby's historical preservation in your will or trust, as Ms. Kelly did. If you have any questions regarding wills or trusts, please consult your tax adviser. For endowment questions, please contact the GTMS Endowment Committee.

Make your gift to the endowment fund now and help sustain our historic landmark.  

Donations may be made directly to the GTMS by check or online below. Please indicate "I'm a Gadsby's Endowment Supporter" in the check memo line and mail to Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society, 134 N Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Donations of $1,000 or more will also receive a lifetime membership to the GTMS. All contributors will be recognized at GTMS events. 

Participation Levels
> Tavern Patron                   $500 - $999 
> City Hotel Member:       $1,000 - $5,000  
> 1785 Assembly Room Member:   $5,001- 10,000 
> 1792 Ball Room Sustaining Member   $10,001 & over    
Donations using credit cards or PayPal go through the
We are listed as GTMS, Inc.
Recurring donations and other donation arrangements can
be made through the
 GTMS Endowment Committee.