The White Horse Tavern in Rhode Island is the Oldest American Tavern, in continual use since 1673. The Tavern prides itself on as being “the birthplace of the businessman’s lunch.” Should you find yourself in its’ vicinity, it is a special experience.
Everything about it is OLD, OLD, OLD…oooooooozing with patina + charm + secrets + ghosts.
For architecture + history lovers, The White Horse Tavern is the purest example of American Colonial architecture with its’ clapboard walls and gambrel roof. The interiors are equally remarkable with massive ceiling beams + dark painted walls against the glow of candlelight. The place couldn’t be more than 1500 sq ft, but it screams 10,000 sq ft of preciousness.
And we haven’t even discussed the food or wine yet!
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