14) The Dorset Inn, Dorset, Vt. — 1796 from America’s 14 Oldest Taverns & Inns Slideshow

America’s 14 Oldest Taverns & Inns Slideshow

Dorset Inn
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14) The Dorset Inn, Dorset, Vt. — 1796

This inn has been welcoming guests since 1796, and had a prime spot on the road that led from Boston to Albany, N.Y. "For the first 100 years, the chef relied on the Inn's backyard population of chickens, cows, and the vegetable garden for the ingredients in each day's meals," according to their website. The building was completely refurbished and restored in 1985, and is today home to a bed-and-breakfast, a tavern, and restaurant.