Here’s where history meets the road….literally. This project is a community effort to create the ultimate tour of historic taverns, gin mills, speak-easys across America. There’s only one condition. All of the postings to the map need to be at LEAST 100 years old. That’s it. We’re focusing on New Jersey and the borders of PA and New York for this exercise.
One of the best things about history is the method you choose to learn it. This idea grew out of a great memory of a Hoboken Pub Crawl I went on a number of years ago. If you know your history, Hoboken has the highest concentration of bars/pubs in the US. Back in the late 1700’s, when travel was slower, each town had three places to support travel: a hotel, a church, and a pub or tavern. Tavern’s are where people met, swapped stories, and history was made. Now it’s your turn to create a list that will later be turned into a Historic Pub Crawl Event.
If you don’t want to post to the map, just post a comment at the end of the piece, or email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it up there sometime. (See info below the map).
Here’s what we’re looking for you to do. Tell us where the place is, when it was built, if the Tavern is still serving libations (tap, package, liquor,food) and any historical story tied to the establishment.
Look to the mash-up and you’ll get the idea. Once the ball gets rolling, we’ll begin creating designated “Historical Pub Crawls” custom tailored for your local area with all the fun that goes with a pub crawl (Hints included).
Start posting and let’s see what you’ve got. How good is your history? Better yet, how good is your tavern history. Bet you have a good story in there somewhere!
Here’s what’s on the map so far:
Listed so far:
* City Tavern – c1772
* Grain House – c1768
* Stirling Hotel – c1903
* Gladstone Tavern – c1847
* Landmark Tavern – c1868
* Blue Pig Tavern – Congress Hall – c1816
* Blue Anchor Tavern – c1750
* Arnolds Tavern – c1764
* Widow White’s Tavern c1700s
* Stockton Inn – c1710
* The Village Inn – c1726
* Nassau Inn – c1756
* French Arms Tavern – c1750s
* Fraunces Tavern Museum – c1719
* White Horse Tavern – c1880
* Franklin Inn – c1734
* Pittstown Grill and Inn – c1760s
* Brownstone Inn
* 110 Main Street
* The Old ’76 House
* Willie´s Taverne – c1780
* Black Horse Tavern – c1740
* Pete’s Tavern -c1864
* McSorley’s Old Ale House – c1854
* PJ Clarke’s – c1864
* Lambertville House Historic Inn – c1812
* Pluckemin Inn – mid 1700s