History
Historical Timeline
Here you will find a timeline featuring some of the key events, which had a major impact on the City Tavern's history. Click here to continue...







A Triumph of Tradition
When John Adams arrived in Philadelphia in August of 1774, to attend the First Continental Congress, he was greeted by leading citizens and immediately taken to the tavern he would call "the most genteel tavern in America." The tavern Adams referred to, City Tavern, was not yet a year old and was already caught in momentous events. A few months earlier, Paul Revere had ridden up to the Tavern with the news of the closing of the port of Boston by the British Government. Click here to continue...





To Our Visitors
An 18th century tavern was much more than a place to quench one's thirst. In towns and cities where there were no office buildings, banks, stock exchanges, or convention centers, and where most men worked in their homes or in small offices, taverns served all these functions. Food and drink were, of course, served, but taverns were also the cities' central meeting places. Click here to continue...
Historical Links
Here you can find out more about the City of Philadelphia, its historical importance and more.
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