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10. The Legacy of Squire's Tavern

Along the way you will pass Squire's Tavern (just before the entrance to Peoples State Forest) built between 1795 and 1801 and operated by the Barkhamsted Historical Society. The house was on a stagecoach route and has an interesting and varied history as a tavern that picked up customers from the wagon traffic hauling iron products from the Colebrook forge going to Hartford as well as chairs from Lambert Hitchcock's chair factory. In later years, it became a prosperous farm until the 1920's when it became part of the State Forest. Today visitors to the house will see how the Society is restoring this historic gem.