New England"s colonial inns and taverns
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New England"s colonial inns and taverns centuries of Yankee fare and hospitality by Maria T. Olia

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Written in English


  • Guidebooks,
  • Restaurants,
  • Local History,
  • Museums,
  • Historic buildings,
  • Taverns (Inns),
  • Hotels,
  • History

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Edition Notes

StatementMaria Olia
LC ClassificationsTX950.57.N4 O45 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 179 pages
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27213741M
ISBN 101493019368
ISBN 109781493019366
LC Control Number2016013351

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  The Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts was built in and was used as a storehouse for arms during the Revolutionary War. It also served as the home of Henry David Thoreau from to while he attended Harvard. It began operating as a restaurant in , and today includes the Tap Room and the Village Forge Tavern.   At one time, almost three-quarters of the taverns and inns in New England were ran by women. Women however weren’t allowed to drink with the men, or even be in the bar area in most cases. The nicer taverns and inns had special parlors for women, but for the most part, colonial era taverns . Find New England’s most unique lodging possibilities. Browse the best hotels, inns, resorts, bed & breakfasts and cottages throughout the region of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The American Revolution probably wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the Revolutionary taverns where patriots and Loyalists gathered to talk politics. Sam Adams famously haunted the taverns of Boston, honing his political skills and making his political connections. His cousin John Adams noted taverns were where ‘bastards, and legislators, are frequently begotten.’.

New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns “T his book is a cozy nook within New England Americana ” The Source, Madison, Connecticut Newport’s White Horse Tavern once served grog to pirates. Paul Revere and his buds drank at Boston’s Warren Tavern.   New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Fare and Hospitality - Kindle edition by Olia, Maria. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Fare and Hospitality.5/5(1).   In colonial times, there was an ordinance (in Massachusetts at least--I don't know about the other colonies) requiring that every town have at least one tavern or inn for the accommodation of travelers. Most of the surviving early tavern buildings aren't currently operational but are private residences or are preserved as museums. Those listed below fall. Description A beautifully-photographed historical collection of New England’s notable, best and distinctive Colonial inns and taverns, whose buildings date back to the s. Noteworthy inns include the Red Lion of the Berkshires, and the “legendary” Griswold Inn of Essex. A wonderful inspiration to plan your next weekend getaway.