During the colonial days, Gadsby’s Tavern hosted prominent men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette. It was considered a premier establishment, hosting parties and balls in its large hall. It was during this heyday when the legend of the mysterious “Female Stranger” took root. Since then, Passersby have witnessed her standing in a bedroom window, holding a candle. Another patron followed her spectral form from the ballroom to her former bedroom, where she vanished. The museum has restored her room to its early nineteenth century appearance – perhaps this is why she lingers?