The White Horse Tavern In Rhode Island Was Once Owned By A Pirate

The White Horse Tavern in Newport dates all the way back to 1673, making it America’s oldest tavern. And while it has plenty of historic charm, there’s nothing stuffy about this place. In fact, it has quite an interesting past, having once been owned by an actual pirate.

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Rhode Island is the only state that can claim the oldest tavern in America. Here are some other Ocean State bragging rights.

Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA