7 Companies Older Than America

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White Horse Tavern | 1673

The White Horse Tavern, now a bar and restaurant, was originally built in Newport, Rhode Island as the residence of a Francis Brinley, a wealthy Brit. Twenty one years later, Williams Mays, Sr. bought the house and converted it to a tavern. British troops used the tavern as lodging during the American revolution, according to the Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island. Today, the restaurants offers three private dining rooms and dress is "business comfortable."