The Brown's Tavern
Before Renovation
Front View

This is Rockport's first tavern where many distinguished guests were entertained during the early 1800's.

Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at Brown's Tavern in October, 1844. He was campaigning for Henry Clay, Whig presidental candidate. The tavern's original site was at the east end of Main Street.

Front Left View

Front Left View

Back Right View

Back Right View

Front Left View - 64 KB

Back Right View - 63 KB

Inside View

The inside of the Brown's Tavern includes a table made from tree logs and 9 point deer antlers.

Second Inside View - 26 KB

Postcard View

Text on Back: Rockport Tavern, built 1832, where Abraham Lincoln, a Clay Elector, was a guest in 1844. Sponsored by the business and professional Women's Club of Rockport, Oct. 28, 1926.