Join us at the N.H. Farm Museum for a day of old-fashioned fun during Olde Time Tavern Day – Sat., August 5 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Tours of the historic Jones Farm will be led by costumed guides. Among those bringing the past to life will be a guide playing the role of tavern keeper Levi Jones, who will discuss life in N.H. 200 years ago. Visitors will also have a chance to sample tavern fare that was served to travelers visiting public houses. Tavern games and other activities will round out the fun.
Taverns were an important part of the state’s transportation network two centuries ago, when the principal means of long-distance travel was via stagecoach. Coachmen needed to rest their horses regularly, and establishments like the Jones tavern provided horse stables for the equines and food and lodging for passengers. Before the railroad came through Milton in the mid-1800s, the White Mountain Highway was the main north-south route between Boston, the Seacoast, and the White Mountains.
The N.H. Farm Museum is located just off exit 18 of the Spaulding. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children four and up.
Visit www.farmmuseum.org for more information.
This event is sponsored by Humane Lodge No. 21, Free & Accepted Masons.