The Newcomb Tavern, built in 1693, is a true gift and now it is my turn to be the best caretaker I can be so it can be passed on to others for many generations to come.
You will find so many artifacts from the world over, my favorites being treasures from Cape Cod.
I left the field of medicine to start a company, GuardianGirls.com that helps women to stay safe with the use of our many Pepper Sprays etc.
The only difficulty is that I have had to base the business out of Florida as Massachusetts is still in the dark ages when it comes to laws allowing women to have pepper spray, so much for freedom to keep oneself safe.
I have been so honored to share my home with others and donate it to so many causes both in the US and abroad. The house has so much historical significance with the beginning of the Colonists coming over from Europe. You can see what the early settlers had for accommodations in the early 1700's as there have been so few changes to the house. What a treasure the Newcomb Tavern 1693 is for generations to come.
Owner purchased this house in 1970
The house was bought from the Newcomb Family who had it since 1693. I consider it to be a treasure and it has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since its inception. The Newcomb Tavern 1693 is restored to the beauty of the Colonial Architecture unique to this property. It is the oldest Tavern on Cape Cod and has the original Tavern license. How easy it is to step into the past before the Colonies decided to break away from the King of England and before the cry of 'Taxation without Representation'.
The Newcomb Tavern 1693 now has all of the amenities of the 21st century but delicately hidden.
The Historical Architecture of the true Colonial House but with very high ceilings and closets in all of the bedrooms ( unique for the period ). It is a unique house to be in the Newcomb Family until we bought it, and it is still filled with so many artifacts from the period before the Revolutionary War. The Village of Sandwich is a step back in time with so many homes that date back to the 1600's and 1700's. The Grist Mill and Lake in front of the house was used by early Colonists to grind their corn, wheat and barley. The Town keeps it in pristine condition to be seen in operation during the season.
This is a one of a kind house, so elegant, original in its' architecture with so few changes from when it was built in 1693. Take a step into the period before the thought of separation from the King was even considered.