The Crocker Tavern House is a superb example of eighteenth century Georgian architecture. In William Martin's best-selling historical novel, CAPE COD, the Crocker Tavern was described as "the most popular tavern in all of Cape Cod". In 1927, the Tavern was bequeathed by the Crocker family to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. The Society operated the Tavern as a museum which portrayed the affluent sector of colonial life on olde Cape Cod. When the Society sold the property in the 1960s, permanent restrictions were established in the deed to protect the exquisite and authentic colonial features of the Crocker Tavern House. As a result, the Crocker Tavern has retained the outstanding details of its interior Georgian and early Federal woodwork - a visual reminder of our architectural past.

Today, the Crocker Tavern is available to the public as a private home rental. There are twelve rooms in the Tavern including seven bedrooms as well as six and one-half baths. The bedrooms are spacious, elegantly furnished with antiques and reproductions, and each is named for previous occupants or luminaries of Barnstable and our national heritage, i.e., George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Otis, Mercy Otis Warren, Cornelius Crocker, and Aunt Lydia Crocker. All of the common rooms as well as the bedrooms tastefully blend the convenience and comforts of today with the charm and antiquities of the past. Beautiful antiques and reproductions, wood plank floors, exposed beams, window seats, raised paneling, Oriental and braided rugs, and seven fireplaces provide an atmosphere that reflects the colonial elegance of yesteryears. Each bedroom is unique in decor and furnishings. Six have four poster or canopy beds; one has twin beds; all have sitting areas; and many have working fireplaces. The Tavern's bedrooms and dining areas are equipped to accommodate 14 people, but this capacity can be increased to 18 people for family guests. The kitchen at the Tavern has a large black iron stove and a stone sink which gives great ambiance but also has all the amenities for a great cooking experience. the granite counters, center island with bar stools, stainless steel sink, dishwasher, microwave and disposal all help to make bring this kitchen into the modern times.

The Tavern is located on over three acres of pristine Cape Cod landscape, much of which is densely wooded. There are also lawns, beautiful gardens, two exterior patios, a utility building, and a functional barn. The barn has been refurbished; it has a gas fireplace stove; and it provides additional space for recreational or conference purposes.

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