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Taverns in Salem

Salem's first tavern was on Winter Island.

In 1679, John Clifford was licensed to keep a "victualing house" on the island.

Before the 1700's, another common name for these places was "ordinaries" or "inns" where travelers could get food and drink.

See Also

Vertical File in Salem Collection - Taverns

Annals of Salem Vol. I, p. 194, 416-25, 516

Essex Institute Historical Collection Vol. 3, p.110

"Tales of Salem's lost- lost hotels, taverns and ordinaries" Essex County Chronicles Salem News, Oct. 29, 2007, p. 7