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Historic Tavern in Boston: Warren Tavern

Warren Tavern is beyond worth the trip to Charlestown, which is across the harbor from downtown Boston. The watering hole was founded in 1780 and is the oldest tavern n Massachusetts. It feels it, both outside and in, especially with the uneven wooden floorboards and the low, wood beamed ceiling.

The establishment was named after Doctor Joseph Warren, one of Boston’s patriot leaders who died during the Battle of Bunker Hill, just up the hill from the tavern and the last stop on the Freedom Trail. Warren was just 34 years old and had gone to fight as a volunteer.

The tavern still exists in the original building from 1780, but it hasn’t always functioned as a tavern. An addition came more recently, so we recommend sitting in the room where you enter because the original side.

Learn more by joining our tours or snagging a copy of our ebook of Boston's historic taverns you can drink in today.


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