Burnham Tavern, Machias Maine

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Burnham Tavern

The Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias, Maine is the sight of the first naval battle of the American Revolution. Burnham Tavern is open from mid-June to early September. The Tavern is a unique example of what life looked like in the 1780's and is recognized as one of the 21 most important homes to the Revolution. Read More

The Burnham Tavern is a prime example of the construction and technology of the 1770's. The Tavern is complete with a gambrel roof and millstone doorstep. The lifestyle depicted in the Tavern is not rich or privileged, and many of the pieces have their own histories which complete the image of the Revolution and the time period.

The Burnham Tavern is the only house in Maine to receive the honor as one of the most important sites in American history. It is also listed as a National Historic Site by the US Department of the Interior. The Daughter of the Revolution have maintained the Tavern and have done an amazing job at keeping the house just as it was in the 1780's.

It is a step back in time and a chance to see what coastal Maine looked like during America's infancy. The Tavern charges very little for admission and is open all day during its visitor season. It is conveniently located right off of Route 1 in the middle of Machias.

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