Raleigh Tavern

Raleigh Tavern Williamsburg Virginia


Stock #: 609588
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Williamsburg
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Williamsburg (city)
Publisher: Williamsburg Drug Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Built about 1700, rebuilt 1929 on original site. here the House of Burgesses would meet when dissolved by Lord Dumore in 1775. The great men of the Revolutionary epoch assembled in this historic building. Thomas Jefferson, a student at William and Mary College, writing home, speaks with rapture of "dancing with Belinda in this famous Tavern." The Phi Beta Kappa Society was organized in the Apollo Hall in this building December 5th, 1776.