The Historic Restaurant In New Jersey Where You Can Still Experience Colonial America
The Black Horse Tavern in Mendham, New Jersey has a history dating all the way back to 1742 — back before there was a United States. In fact, The Garden State has several restaurants dating back to before the founding of the country. This colonial restaurant in New Jersey has updated its menu quite a bit over the years, but some things never change. It still has the same historic charm it did when it was a colonial tavern, but the rustic tavern has now expanded to include several dining rooms. You can indulge in the hearty meat-and-potatoes specialties of the old days, but the menu now includes modern favorites. The one thing that never changes is that when you’re dining at The Black Horse, you’re dining with history. Let’s take a look at this iconic place.
The Black Horse Tavern in Mendham is worth a visit. Have you been to this historic eatery? Let us know about your visit to this colonial restaurant in New Jersey in the comments section. Discover more on The Black Horse Tavern website.
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What are some of the most historic places to visit in New Jersey?
- Camp Evans Historic District (Wall Township): This property has a long, important history you are invited to investigate. It was a top-secret facility first developed as Marconi’s Belmar Wireless Communication Station, which helped establish trans-Atlantic wireless communication. Later it helped lead the development of radar technology and was a nuclear weapons research facility. Today, it's a research center and museum run by the InfoAge team. Check out this interesting place on your travels.
- Lucy the Elephant (Margate City): Lucy was built in 1881 to attract real estate buyers who arrived by the newly constructed railroad. Located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park, this lovely sculpture is 65 feet tall, 60 feet long, and weighs 90 tons. Her construction took one million pieces of wood! She is listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks. Now you can visit Lucy in a fenced-in area with picnic tables. Tours are available inside Lucy through a spiral staircase in her leg.
- The Flanders Hotel (Ocean City): Established in 1923, this iconic place has survived fires, and other natural disasters. It attracts visitors from all over the world and is an architectural delight rising above the lovely seashore. As one of the state's historic treasures, it has transformed into a hotel of modern luxuries, with its beachfront location. The "Catacombs of the Flanders” is worth a visit alone to the intriguing basement containing a maze of several large rooms.