Old Tyme Tavern Day
Travel back to the 1800s when people traveled by stagecoach and stopped at the Jones Tavern for refreshments, to stay overnight, to rest their team of horses, or to get medical treatment from the Tavernkeeper’s wife!
DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2024
TIME: 10:00 – 4:00
Take your photo with our period horse drawn stage coach!
Our coach will be available for picture taking before you embark on a house tour with Levi or Sally Wooster Wallingford Jones. Your host will welcome you into the 1810 Jones Tavern overlooking the Olde Stage Road.
Watch as one of the Jones family members spins wool into yarn. Enjoy a taste of Tavern fare in the kitchen, including gingerbread and switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch. Medicinal remedies will be demonstrated by the Tavernkeeper’s wife. Guides in period dress will guide you through the historic Jones house where five generations of the same family once lived.
Featured musician: Bob Kilham, the Banjo Player.
Richie’s Famous Hot Dog Cart will be on site for food!
More Tavern Day Activities!
- Explore our full collection of historic carriages in the Pole Barn.
- View live demonstrations in the Blacksmith Shoppe. Watch as our Blacksmith brings history to life as he fires up the forge, swings his hammer and strikes the anvil!
- Take a tractor ride to visit our pastures and visit our many farm friendly animals.
- Children can try their hand at hoops of grace, hopscotch, marbles, or hoop rolling as their colonial counterparts once did.
- Discover what the most commonly consumed drink in America was in the 1700 and 1800s after you visit the York Cider Mill.
- Have fun with our Big Yellow Barn Scavenger Hunt in our 104 foot long barn. Prizes awarded!
- For movie buffs, come see the actual carriage housed in the Jones Barn that was borrowed by Hollywood in the filming of The Crucible.
MEMBERS & Blue Star Families: FREE
Senior (65+): $8
Juvenile (4-17): $6
Children under 4: FREE
Family Pass (2 adults + kids or grandkids): $30
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