Escape to the warmth, hospitality and good cheer of the Federal House Inn !

Editors' Pick Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide

to New England 2005

Voted Arrington's Inn Traveler 2005

Best Breakfast In New England

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Our History

If the walls of this Federal-style home could talk, it would speak of over 170 years of New England hospitality. It all began in 1835 when John Adams and his wife Sally Currier Adams built this beautiful home in their twilight years. Here, they ran a large and prosperous farm, living out the remaining years of their long lives and passing it on to their youngest son, Thomas Jefferson Adams in 1860.

Like many homes on stagecoach routes, the Adams’ would welcome weary travelers when hotels were filled to capacity. In fact, stagecoaches and mail carriers regularly stopped here, as a Tavern and Post Office existed directly across the street.

The family and their descendents owned and occupied the property until it was purchased in the 1970’s and refurbished to become a Bed and Breakfast known as the Crab Apple Inn. Along the way, the name has changed but the tradition of hospitality continues, as weary travelers, vacationers, & guests continue to flock to the Federal House Inn.

To learn more about one of Federal House Inn's former occupants click on the link to Tom Pratt's Gen Journey page.


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