When you enter The Griswold Inn, you have the magical feeling of taking a huge step back in time. Not in vain, this unique tavern, located in Essex, Connecticut, and founded in the late 18th century by two brothers, is considered the oldest continuously run tavern in the United States of America.

Although created originally for providing shelter and food to shipyard workers that built vessels for the war, The Griswold, often referred to as “The Gris”, has witnessed the presence of historical guests such as Albert Einstein, George Washington and Mark Twain.

The walls of the tavern keep numerous and valuable historic pieces and artefacts, including a rich selection of rare firearms, in the Gun Room, and a wonderful exhibition of maritime art, with the largest privately held collection of works by Antonio Jacobsen

If you are close to Essex, and want to enjoy some New England food or drink something in a place full of charm and history, we undoubtedly recommend a visit to The Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut. 

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