Crocker Tavern House: A Colonial treasure for sale on Cape Cod

  • Crocker Tavern House is a Georgian-style gem for sale on Cape Cod.

    Crocker Tavern House is a Georgian-style gem for sale on Cape Cod.

    Sotheby's International Realty

A superb example of 18th-century New England craftsmanship is on the market. Crocker Tavern House, a pre-Revolutionary War estate in seaside Barnstable, Massachusetts, is steeped in history.

The Crocker Tavern House played an instrumental role in the birth of American liberty. Whigs (Patriots) such as James Otis, Jr., met here to strategize prior to, and during, the Revolutionary War. The meetings that took place helped spur the Cape Cod region to side with the Rebels against British rule.

Built circa 1754, Crocker Tavern House is not only known as an important Colonial-era meeting place and tavern, it has also served as a stage coach stop, inn and bed-and-breakfast.

The listing agent says, "The Crocker Tavern House may be the most significant historic landmark on all of Cape Cod."

Remarkably, the building retains many original features such as its Georgian style entry, interior paneling and woodwork at its northwest parlor and chamber, and an early milestone marker that notes the distances to Boston (79.5 miles) and Provincetown (43 miles).

The fully-restored, 7-bedroom main house is on over 3 wooded acres with a heated barn and stone walls. Sandy beaches and the charming village of Barnstable are nearby.

Prospective buyers should note that Historic New England holds preservation restrictions on this house to ensure that the historically important elements are kept intact. The house is listed as a contributing structure in the Old King’s Highway National Register District.

Listed at $1,380,000 by Paula Markiewicz, Sotheby's International Realty, (508) 568-1707, and separately as a vacation rental.

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