This recently renovated building was erected in 1874 on the site
of the Courthouse of 1691, which had replaced a still earlier
version that the court had ordered 'Burnt to get ye nails.' From
about 1722 to 1863, the site was occupied by a tavern under a
series of innkeepers. One of these is said to have had his sign,
a portrait of King George III, painted out and replaced during
the Revolution with the likeness of Washington. Open weekdays.