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The New England Inns and Taverns Quiz

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Who doesn't love New England's historic inns and taverns? Nowhere else in the country are there so many old watering holes and rest stops that date to the American Revolution -- and before.

Longfellow's Wayside Inn, for example, opened as an inn in 1716. But there are older inns and taverns, like the White Horse Tavern in Newport, R.I. Or the Old Yarmouth Inn on Cape Cod.

We thought we'd test your knowledge of New England's inns and taverns with our Inns and Taverns Quiz.

Welcome to your Inns and Taverns Quiz

In 1923, the survival of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass., was assured when a philanthropist purchased it. Who was the philanthropist?
What historic event occurred at the Old Constitution House in Windsor, Vt., in 1777?
In 1672, William Mayes, Jr., took over from his father as innkeeper at the White Horse Tavern in Newport, R.I. Mayes had another job. What was it?
In 1769, Sam Adams, James Otis, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Benjamin Edes and 350 Sons of Liberty celebrated the fourth anniversary of an event at the Liberty Tree Tavern in Dorchester. What event did they commemorate?
When a friend of Franklin Pierce bought this New Hampshire inn it became one of the future president’s favorite watering holes. The tavern is now:
The Griswold Inn in Essex, Conn., was captured and used by the British during what war:
During the American Revolution, a significant event was planned at Burnham Tavern in Machias, Maine. What was it?
Which Boston tavern did Paul Revere NOT drink at:
The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., was painted by a famous New England artist. Who was he?
The Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains was the site of what 20th century event?

The tavern at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass.

The tavern at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass.

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