Welcome to the Old Talbott Tavern, the “oldest western stagecoach stop” still in operation. With this audio tour, we’ll travel together through time, to discover the many stories hidden in these historic walls, from the adventures of early frontier settlers to a visit by Abraham Lincoln, to gunshots fired by none other than Jesse James.
When visitors walk into the Old Talbott Tavern, there’s a feeling about the place. It’s well kept, but the passage of time is evident in a few creaking floorboards. There’s an air about the place that speaks of people who have come and gone, spending time in the pub and retiring to their rooms before an early morning departure.
Travelers used to arrive on horseback or in buggies; today they come in automobiles. Tourists and locals mingle and lives intertwine in the “ordinary,” a place to rest and receive nourishment before traveling on to their final destination.