"The American stage stops every five miles to water the horse, and brandy the gentleman."


As of February 27, 2017, the museum is permanently closed to the public. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.

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Stoddard's Stagecoach Tavern

Visitors can step back in time into an 1833 tavern which stood in Stoddard, New Hampshire, until 1952. Taverns were the first commercial establishments in America to serve food and drink, giving them an important place in American culinary history, as well as in the communities they served.