America's Oldest Taverns & Inns

America's Oldest Taverns & Inns

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Some of these buildings date back to the 1600s, and have housed taverns and restaurants for just as long.

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    The oldest dining room in America is in a building that was constructed as a private home in 1652 and converted into the White Horse Tavern 21 years later.
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    The town’s centerpiece is the Robert Morris Inn, which was constructed in 1710 and went back and forth from private home to inn in the following years.
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    The oldest operating inn in the United States was built as a two-room house in 1707, and in 1716 one of those rooms was converted into a tavern.
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    Originally constructed as a parsonage, this Cape Cod building was converted into an inn and tavern in 1746.
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    The oldest standing structure in the city of New York was constructed in 1719, and has housed a tavern on the ground floor since 1762, first called the King’s Head.
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    This sprawling Sturbridge landmark boasts a full-service inn, reception hall, and two restaurants, and the original dining room, dating from 1771, is currently the Tap Room.
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    Anna and Silas Bingham opened The Red Lion Inn in 1773 as a general store and stagecoach stop, and it quickly became a center of village life, serving hot meals and providing shelter through the war.
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    On the banks of the Connecticut River, this is one of the oldest continually operated inns in the country, and has long been a stop for travelers of both land and sea.
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    Reputed to be the oldest tavern in Massachusetts, The Warren Tavern was one of the first buildings to go up after the town of Charlestown was sacked by the British in 1780.
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    The inn has been welcoming guests since 1796, and had a prime spot on the road that led from Boston to Albany, NY.
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