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The oldest bar in every state

INSIDER Logo By emcdowell@businessinsider.com (Erin McDowell,Talia Lakritz,Lydia Warren) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 51:  The oldest bar in the US is the White Horse Tavern, which was established in 1673 in Newport, Rhode Island. George Washington frequented historic taverns such as Middleton Tavern in Maryland, Warren Tavern in Massachusetts, and King George II Inn in Pennsylvania. The Old '76 House in Tappan, New York, imprisoned a British spy during the Revolutionary War. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Throughout American history, bars, saloons, and taverns weren't just places to order a drink. They were accommodations for weary travelers who would become US presidents, gathering places for public discourse, and safehouses during times of war. Keep reading to learn the fascinating history of the oldest bar in every state.Read the original article on Insider

The oldest bar in every state

  • The oldest bar in the US is the White Horse Tavern, which was established in 1673 in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • George Washington frequented historic taverns such as Middleton Tavern in Maryland, Warren Tavern in Massachusetts, and King George II Inn in Pennsylvania.
  • The Old '76 House in Tappan, New York, imprisoned a British spy during the Revolutionary War.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Throughout American history, bars, saloons, and taverns weren't just places to order a drink. They were accommodations for weary travelers who would become US presidents, gathering places for public discourse, and safehouses during times of war. 

Keep reading to learn the fascinating history of the oldest bar in every state.

Read the original article on Insider
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