Bunch of Grapes Tavern

Bunch of Grapes Tavern (HMML6)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.437', W 76° 20.612'

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The Bunch of Grapes Tavern stood here during Hampton's heyday as a busy colonial seaport in the 1700s. The tavern, one of three then, served as an inn and meeting place for sea captains, planter and agents from the nearby customhouse where cargoes were registered. In August 1861, Capt. Jefferson C Phillips's Confederate troops burned most of Hampton, along with the Bunch of Grapes, to prevent Union forces at nearby Fort Monroe from occupying the town. Archaeological digs have uncovered thousands of artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Hampton History Museum displays many of them, including some from the tavern site.
HM NumberHMML6
Marker NumberWY 1
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380492 N 4098373
Decimal Degrees37.02395000, -76.34353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.437', W 76° 20.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 26.22" N, 76° 20' 36.72" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59-99 S King St, Hampton VA 23669, US
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