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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