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Many American towns first began as taverns in the woods or by a river, where weary travelers could get a drink, a meal, some company, and maybe spend the night.  When communities grew, taverns often served as social centers, sites for electioneering, celebrations, and meetings.  If you know of a tavern we've missed, tell us about it.  
 

Tavern  Minnesota - ZZ (Internet)

 
  Tavern Pages:  AL-MI, MN-ZZ  

 

  CT

  Greenwich

  Putnam Cottage

  243 East Putnam Avenue

  Greenwich        CT           06830    

  Phone   203 869-9697

  Web Site  http://www.putnamcottage.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@putnamcottage.org

  Alt Web  http://www.ctssar.org/sites/greenwich_putnam_cottage.htm

  Description  one time Knapp Tavern, used by General Israel Putnam during Revolution

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Tavern

  Era  1690

  Owner/Operator:  Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

  New or Updated:           11/23/2005
 

  CT

  Ridgefield

  Keeler Tavern Museum

  132 Main Street

  PO Box 204

  Ridgefield  CT   06877    

  Phone  203 438-5485

  Web Site  http://www.keelertavernmuseum.org/

  Description  one time  stage coach stop, hotel, and even home of architect

                    Cass Gilbert now exhibits period furniture and exhibits described by

                    costumed guides

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Garden

  Building Type  Tavern

  Collection A-F  Costumes

  Collection G-M   Furniture

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  Research   Archives

  Owner/Operator:  Keeler Tavern Preservation Society

  New or Updated:  7/4/2007

 

  CT

  Wallingford

  Samuel Parsons House

  180 South Main Street

  PO Box 73

  Wallingford  CT   06492    

  Phone  203 294-1996

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.town.wallingford.ct.us/Page.cfm?name=Points%20of%20Interest

  Description  home, tavern & stagecoach stop

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Tavern

  Era  1759

  Owner/Operator:  Wallingford Historical Society

  New or Updated:  12/12/2005

 

  Indiana

  Madison

  Masonic Schofield House

  217 West 2nd St

  Madison  IN   47250    

  Phone  812 265-4759

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://www.keywestshrimphouse.com/placesof.htm

  Description  2 story brick tavern

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Building Type  Tavern

  Era  1816

  Owner/Operator:  Historic Madison

  New or Updated:  4/18/2007

 

  MA

  Lexington

  Buckman Tavern

  1 Bedford Street

  PO Box 514

  Lexington  MA   02173    

  Phone   781 862-1703

  Web Site  http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/buckman_2002.html

  E-mail  mailto:info@lexingtonhistory.org

  Description  gathering spot for local militia before the British arrived in Lexington

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Tavern

  Era   Revolutionary War

  Owner/Operator:  Lexington Historical Society

  New or Updated:  4/13/2006
 

  MA

  Reading

  Parker Tavern

  103 Washington Street

  Reading MA   01867     

  Phone  781 944-2857

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.privatepropertiesrealty.com/community.htm

  Description  tavern in saltbox style building, used for Scotch Highlander prisoners in

                     Revolution, local history

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus Local History

  Building Type Tavern

  Era 1694

  Owner/Operator:  Reading Antiquarian Society

  New or Updated:   5/11/2006


  MA

  Rockport

  Rockport Art Association

  12 Main Street

  Rockport  MA  01966    

  Phone  978 546-6604

  Web Site  http://www.rockportartassn.org/

  Description  arts center with 6 galleries in historic structure

  Type of Resource  Gallery

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type Tavern

  Research  Library

  Era  1687

  New or Updated:  5/6/2006

 

  ME

  Burlington

  Stewart M Lord Memorial Historical Society, Inc

   2 Main Road

  Burlington  ME  04417    

  Web Site http://www.barkerbusiness.com/smlmhs

  E-mail  mailto:barkerjr@barkerbusiness.com

  Alt Web http://www.mainemuseums.org/htm/museumdetail.php3?orgID=1633

  Description  local museum in 1844 tavern & 4 other buildings

  Type of Resource Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Tavern

  Era 844

  New or Updated:  6/3/2007

 

  MN

  Fridley

  Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

  6666 East River Rd

  Fridley  MN  55432    

  Phone 763 574-1850

  Alt Phone 763 757-3920

  Web Site http://www.nps.gov/miss/maps/model/banfill-locke.html

  Alt Web http://www.anokacountyparks.com/qlinks/BanfillLocke/banfill-locke.htm

  Description  facility served as tavern, inn, dairy farm, post office on the Oxcart Trail,

                     now located in county park and features rotating art exhibits

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type  Tavern

  Era 1840

  New or Updated:  1/18/2007

  MT

  Deer Lodge

  Desert John's Saloon Museum

  1106 Main Street

  Deer Lodge         MT           59722    

  Phone   406 846-3111

  Web Site  http://www.pcmaf.org/desert_johns.htm

  Description  alcohol fueled the Old West.  See examples here

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Building Type   Tavern

  Industry /Profession Beverage

  Owner/Operator:  Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation

  New or Updated:           12/21/2005

 

 

  NH

  Keene

  Wyman Tavern

  339 Main Street

  Keene  NH   03431    

  Phone  603 357-3855

  Alt Phone  603 352-1895

  Web Site http://www.hsccnh.org/wymantavern/default.cfm

  E-mail  mailto:hscc@hsccnh.org

  Alt Web http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/LifeInNewEngland-MinuteMen.html

  Description  tavern for 40 years, local Minutemen formed here on the way to

                    Lexington & Concord, later home & school of minister for 55 years

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type  Tavern

  Era  1762

  New or Updated:  2/3/2007

 

 

  NJ
 
Bridgeton
 
Potters Tavern
 
West Broad Street
 
Bridgeton   NJ  08302    
 
Phone      856 451-4802
 
Web Site      *****
 
Alt Web       http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/tourism/potters_tavern/
 
Description      home of New Jersey's first pro-independence newspaper
 
Type of Resource       Historic Place
 
Primary Focus    Building
 
Building Type    Tavern
 
New or Updated:                12/1/2003
 

  NJ

  Haddonfield

  Indian King Tavern Museum

  233 Kings Highway East

  Haddonfield  NJ  08033    

  Phone   856 429-6792

  Web Site  www.levins.com/tavern.html

  Description  site of meeting that created New Jersey as an independent state in 1777

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Tavern

  Era  1750

  New or Updated:         8/11/2005

  NJ
 
Pennsauken
 
Vennell Tavern Committee Inc
 
421 Cove Road
 
PO Box 131
 
Pennsauken    NJ   08110    
 
Phone   856 317-0961
 
Web Site  http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/Camco.html
 
Description  effort to restore historic tavern
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Preservation
 
Building Type   Tavern
 
New or Updated:    2/7/2004

  NJ

  Shrewsbury

  Allen House

  400 Sycamore

  Shrewsbury  NJ   07702    

  Phone 732 462-1466

  Web Site http://www.monmouth.com/~mcha/

  E-mail  mailto:mcha@monmouth.com

  Description  operated as tavern in second half of 18th century

  Type of Resource House Museum

  Building Type Tavern

  Era  1710

  Owner/Operator:  Monmouth County Historical Association

  New or Updated:  9/12/2006

 

  NY

  Rye

  Square House, The

  1 Purchase St

  Rye  NY  10580    

  Phone  914 967-7588

  Web Site http://www.ryehistoricalsociety.org/square_house_programs.htm

  Description  18th century tavern also used as a home, 6 period rooms, local artifacts

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Tavern

  Era  1730

  Owner/Operator:  Rye Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/25/2007

 

 
  OH
 
Hillsboro
 
Highland House Museum
 
151 East Main Street
 
Hillsboro OH  45133    
 
Phone   937 393-3392
 
Web Site  http://www.highlandco.org/HCHS.html
 
E-mail  mailto:mvanfrank@msn.com
 
Description  former tavern & stagecoach stop now holds local memorabilia, county Hall of Fame
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Historical Society
 
Building Type   Tavern/Inn
 
Owner/Operator:  Highland Historical Society
 
New or Updated:   2/20/2004

Ohio
Miamisburg
Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum
Address
Miamisburg OH
Phone
Web Site
www.freeyellow.com/members2/gebharttavernmuseum/index.html
Description restored log tavern
Type of Resource
Historic Place
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Tavern
Era 1811

Ohio
Troy
Overfield Tavern
201 East Water Street
Troy OH 45373
Phone
937 339-8677
Web Site http://www.tdn-net.com/overfield/
Description log tavern of early settler and participant in War of 1812
Type of Resource Museum
Building Type Tavern
Era 1808


Beyond the Newsstand

  PA

  Chadds Ford

  Barnes-Brinton House

  US Rt 1

  PO Box 27

  Chadds Ford  PA   19317    

  Phone  610 388-7376

  Web Site http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/houses/brinton.htm

  E-mail  mailto:info@chaddsfordhistory.org

  Description  home built as house/tavern, restored to 1720's

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type Tavern

  Era  1714

  Owner/Operator:  Chadds Ford Historical Society

  New or Updated:  12/11/2006

  PA
 
Dillsburg
 
Northern York County Historical
 
35 Greenbriar Lane
 
Dillsburg  PA   17019    
 
Phone   717 502-1440
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.localpickle.com/nychaps.html
 
Description  maintains archives, restring Dill's Tavern
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Tavern
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
New or Updated:     4/5/2004

 

  South Dakota
Deadwood
Old Style Saloon #10
657 Main Street
Deadwood SD
Phone
605 578-3346
Web Site www.saloon10.com
Description Death place of Wild Bill Hickock, re-enacted daily
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Tavern
Field of Study Science Facility Old West

 

    TN
 
Castalian Springs
 
Wynnewood State Historical
 
210 Old Highway 25
 
Castalian Springs             TN     37031    
 
Phone    515 452-5463
 
Web Site   http://www.srlab.net/bledsoe/wynnewood.html
 
E-mail       mailto:BledsoeReunion@aol.com
 
Description      log stagecoach inn & m
 
Type of Resource       Historic Place
 
Building Type    Tavern/Inn
 
Era      1828
 
New or Updated:       11/24/2003

Tennessee
Morristown
John Crockett Tavern Museum
2002 Morningside Drive
Morristown TN 37814
Phone
423 587-9900
Web Site http://www.mtsu.edu/~histpres/APTA/page7.html
Description replica of frontier tavern, associated with Davy Crockett
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Building
Building Type Tavern

 

  Virginia
Alexandria
Gadsby's Tavern
134 North Royal Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone
703 838-4242
Web Site http://ci.alexandria.va.us/oha/gadsby/index.html
Description
Type of Resource
Historic Place
Building Type Tavern

  VA
 
Fredericksburg
 
Rising Sun Tavern
 
1304 Caroline Street
 
Fredericksburg    VA   22401  
 
Phone   540 373-1776
 
Web Site  http://www.apva.org/apva/rising_sun_tavern.php
 
Description  home and stagecoach shop built by George Washington's brother
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type   Tavern
 
Collection N-Z  Pewter
 
Era  1760
 
New or Updated:      5/5/2004

  VA
 
Great Falls
 
Dranesville Tavern
 
11919 Leesburg Pike
 
Great Falls   VA    22066    
 
Phone   703 938-8835
 
Alt Phone   703 750-1598
 
Web Site  http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/hprs/dranesville.htm
 
Description  historic tavern now primarily used as events venue
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type   Tavern
 
Era  1865
 
Owner/Operator:  Fairfax County
 
New or Updated:   5/12/2004

  VA
 
Heathsville
 
Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern
 
73 Monument Place
 
MAIL PO Box 579
 
Heathsville  VA     22743 
 
Phone   804 580-3377
 
Alt Phone   804 580-3536
 
Web Site  http://www.rhhtfoundation.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:board@rhhtfoundation.org
 
Description  historic inn now holds restaurant, store
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Tavern
 
Era  1795
 
New or Updated:    5/16/2004

 

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