America's Oldest Tavern
The White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island is believed to be the oldest tavern in the U.S. established between 1652 and 1673. Originally a residence, it became a bustling meeting place in the 18th century, attracting locals, travelers, and even playing a role in the American Revolution. The tavern has witnessed renovations but retains its historical charm, and it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1952. Today, operating as a restaurant and bar, the White Horse Tavern continues to offer visitors a taste of Newport's colonial heritage and serves as a popular destination for those seeking a glimpse into America's past.