The Daughters of the American Revolution have maintained this wonderful historical building for over 100 years. The local DAR chapter staffs the Burnham Tavern and when you arrive, you receive a personal tour of the building. We surprised the lady on duty but she quickly dove into an explanation of the history and many of the artifacts, point out cool inventions like the candle stick holder that winds up to keep the candle at a level height.
They offer handouts about Hannah Weston and the history of the Tavern in American Revolutionary history. Machias, ME was a strategic target for the British in their fight against the rebels because Machias supplied much of the shipbuilding wood. Down the street is located the Falls on which the mill stood.
Surprisingly, the area that held the tavern in this building was very small. That a meeting was held to plan the first naval battle of the revolution here is fun to imagine.
Picture taking is not allowed in the building, view their web page for more information.
This building is not handicap accessible, and you climb three staircases, two that are very narrow.
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