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Burnham Tavern, Machias

#21 of 31 in Museums in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Burnham Tavern is a historic tavern at 14 Colonial Way in Machias, Maine, United States. Built in 1770, it is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Machias area, and is known for its locally significant role in the American Revolutionary War. The tavern is operated as the Burnham Tavern Museum by the Hannah Weston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Featuring late 18th period furnishings, the house includes artifacts from the 1775 Battle of Machias, the first naval battle of the Revolution. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • We were met by Ruth Ahrens, a DAR volunteer, who gave us more than an hour's tour of the museum on a Saturday morning. Not only did she graciously give us her time, but she was highly...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Nice colonial building with lots of history and a good collection of artifacts.
  • Very pretty building, with great history.

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