Smith-Appleby House Hosts “Tavern Night”

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The Smith-Appleby House Museum will re-create the experience of a colonial tavern for modern day New Englanders at its “Smith-Appleby Tavern Night” on Saturday, August 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitors are invited to grab a pint or two from the tavern’s serving wenches, feast on hearty colonial fare, and listen to period tavern music. They’ll also be treated to a lamplight tour — and hear tales about the historic colonial farmhouse — escorted by 18th century farmers, merchants, and militiamen as portrayed by museum volunteers.

“Smith-Appleby Tavern Night” is open to adults only. Admission is $10, which includes food and beverage. No reservations are needed. The Smith-Appleby House is located just off I-295 (Exit 8-B) at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield, RI. For more information, visit the website at or call 1-401-231-7363.

The Smith-Appleby House was originally built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” one of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded by later generations of the family to 12 rooms, today the House is one of a few remaining 17th century houses in Rhode Island and features original furnishings, designs, and exhibits.

The House is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield. Visit the website at Follow the House on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on Google+ at