Tavern Trade in Colonial Philadelphia

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Episode 002, Tavern Trade in Colonial Philadelphia, focuses on tavern-goers and establishments in the late 18th century. We discuss:

  • The importance of history to Marines

  • How the tavern trade started in the colonies

  • Popularity of taverns in Philadelphia

  • Benjamin Franklin and his thoughts of voluntary associations

  • City Tavern

  • William Penn’s thoughts on the tavern trade

This episode ends by introducing Samuel and Joshua Carpenter, influential men who will play a significant role in developing Philadelphia and who will eventually build Tun Tavern.