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Burnham Tavern

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This remote town had revolutionary sympathizers who sunk a British ship in their harbor shortly... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
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I love the Burnham Tavern! The knowledgeable guide is dressed in period costume circa 1776 and... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Machias, United States
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14 Colonial Way, 1 blk off Rte. 1 on Rte. 192, Machias, ME 04654-2005
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

This remote town had revolutionary sympathizers who sunk a British ship in their harbor shortly before Bunker Hill. Make sure you call to make a reservation to visit as there isn't always a docent there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I love the Burnham Tavern! The knowledgeable guide is dressed in period costume circa 1776 and they will tell you of the first naval battle of Revolutionary war fought in the Machias Bay. Great for families!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Burnham is well-known to the locals and many frequent travelers. This history dates back to before the Revolutionary War and its guests are among some of the most famous people in the world. But I don't want to spoil it so you need to see...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank harryjohnson2014
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a small local historical site maintained and operated by local women in the DAR. The tour included several local historical stories, including the battle of the Margharetta. Nothing slick or fancy but very personal and surprisingly interesting.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sineidin O
Reviewed February 3, 2017

learn all about the local history here..well maintaned and full of interesting pieces...legend of a blood stained chest...kids loved it!!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

The Burnham Tavern dates from the American Revolution. It is filled with interesting artifacts of the period. The Daughters of the American Revolution give an excellent tour of the premises, its period pieces and the relevant local history. If you linger, plan on being there...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank fijact
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Fabulous place for history buffs! I never knew the first naval victory of the Revolutionary War was won in Machias! My guide, Bill, was very knowledgable and pleasant. Many artifacts from the Revolutionary War era.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sharon698
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

For those interested in Revolutionary War era history this is an excellent place to spend an hour of your travel time. The docent has extensive knowledge of the time period during which this building was constructed.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank gramcarol
Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a tour of a historic building in Machias. The guide had a lot of information but couldn't really answer many questions. Can only look,nothing to touch or explore. Not a good place to take small children (under 5). Would be nice if there...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank GWilley914
Reviewed July 24, 2015

GREAT place for the fighters in the Machias Naval Battle (1775) referred to as the "BATTLE OF THE MARGARETTA". Margaretta was the Unionjack ship the Macjoas colonists won!! Check this great place out, and ALSO the GATESHOUSE in Machiasport!

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank diegomachias
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