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This is America’s oldest tavern; it opened in 1673, back when the U.S. was a boisterous collection of English colonies. Back then taverns played an important role. The White Horse was a regular haunt for Colonists, British soldiers, Hessian mercenaries, pirates, sailors, founding fathers and all manner of early American folk.