Davy Crockett Tavern


 

Davy Crockett Tavern is located on the east end of Morristown on Morningside Drive. As the story is told by local historians, the original Davy Crockett Tavern was used as a "pesthouse" for the sick, and had to be burned to the ground in order to be rid of deadly germs. The site remained vacant and unknown to most. Those who knew of the location learned of it from their parents. The site received no recognition and no attempt was made to mark the location until the 1955 Centennial Celebration. Just prior to the celebration, the well which served the tavern was excavated. This along with a visit by Fess Parker, the movie star who portrayed Davy, renewed interest in the tavern and helped assure it's restoration. The present day tavern was dedicated on April 15, 1958.

 

Visit the official Crockett Tavern Museum website


Learn more about Davy Crockett in these biographical sketches:
   
Davy Crockett from AmericanWest.com
     David Crockett
     David Crockett

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