Alexandria, VA Closed Over 3 years

Gadsbys Tavern Museum

A question from a long-ago resident of Alexandria (GWHS grad)...Gadsby's Tavern has a large, newly restored ice house. Was that primarily for the storage of ice harvested from the Potomac, or was it primarily for the re-sale of ice imported from ice harvesters further north in the U. S.? The averages of December, January, and February high & low temperatures are about four degrees ABOVE freezing in Alexandria. In ice-harvesting regions [Description has been truncated. The full description might be available when requesting only information about this request.]