Whats the Oldest Pub in the United States?
Its the White Horse Tavern in Rhode Island, Founded in 1673. Heres the Kicker – Its still open 341 years later.
It’s hard to imagine life in 1673 when The White Horse Tavern opened. The new world was an unruly collection of English colonies, and colonial Newport was particularly harsh with long frigid winters, no heat, electricity or other modern conveniences. Taverns played an important role in those early days, and The White Horse was a regular haunt for Colonists, British soldiers, Hessian mercenaries, pirates, sailors, founding fathers and all manner of early American folk.