Hungerford's Tavern. (Source: Hungerford Civic Association)

A bank now stands on the presumed location of Hungerford's Tavern. (Source: Hungerford Civic Association)

Lost History: Hungerford's Tavern

Apparently it was the place to be. Back in the day, Hungerford’s Tavern in Rockville, Maryland hosted and housed a number of big shots including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry — the list goes on and on.

Constructed around 1750, it was one of America’s first real taverns and was named after Charles Hungerford, one of the early owners. The tavern was the center of early Rockville and was the town’s popular hang out spot; the place you went for news, entertainment, business… and to fan the flames of Revolution.

Last Updated: November 28, 2023