Mr. Overfield welcomed pioneer settlers to his tavern 200 years ago. Today his home and tavern welcome students and visitors.
Once a Frontier Tavern…The tavern was the center of action in the small settlement community of Troy, Ohio — a place to meet area residents and travelers, to find society, comfortable lodging and good food and drink. Until 1811 the County Court met in an upstairs room of the tavern. The tavern also housed the local Masonic Lodge, one of the first in the state of Ohio.
…Now a MuseumAs a historical landmark, the Museum has been meticulously restored to reflect life in the early 1800’s. It now contains a rare collection of early 19th century furniture, household items and artifacts. This collection represents the type of items that travelers would have brought with them to the area and those that settlers would have crafted with local materials. Each room of the tavern has been decorated to reflect it’s original use. The museum annex houses an art gallery, a classroom for visiting school groups, and a library.
A Place to VisitYou are invited to visit the museum. Groups and school classes can arrange special tours. Come, experience the simplicity and beauty of frontier life. Rediscover your past by visiting the Overfield Tavern Museum today.
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