America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
White Horse Tavern (est. 1673) is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1673 and has been serving up ale and eats ever since. It is the oldest bar/oldest/tavern/restaurant in America. The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America’s oldest restaurant. The Tavern was recognized as a National Historic Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The typical colonial style has clapboard walls, gambrel roof and plain pediment doors bordering the sidewalk. Inside, its giant beams, small stairway against the chimney, tiny front hall and cavernous fireplaces are the very essence of 17th century American architecture. The official address is 26 Marlborough St Newport, RI 02840.