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In North Falmouth there is a structure known as “the Old Tavern.” It was built over two hundred years ago (1785) and has an interesting historical background.

It used to be known as the Old Sun tavern. In the floor of one of the rooms there is said to have been a strong iron ring. To this were chained prisoners of the law, while their captors enjoyed refreshments in the tavern before continuing with the prisoners to jail. In those times, the stage coach that connected Falmouth with points north would draw up so passengers could eat meals or the driver exchange his horses for fresh ones.

The famous Daniel Webster frequently visited here. The first post office of North Falmouth used to be housed in the north wing. Until 1952, one family had held title to the land on which the tavern stands, an ownership lasting since the year 1640.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 03/30/06
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