St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
...and Coffee House
Early coffee houses in England opened their doors to both gentry and tradesmen. Many establishments had rules to promote civilized behavior such as extracting a 12-pence penalty for those who swore. Card games and dice were forbidden but good conversation was encouraged.
Excavators found fragments of rare Turkish coffee cups at the site that date to the late 17th or early 18th century. According to rules for an English coffee house, if a man started
Smoking was a key part of the coffee house experience in the 17th century. Archaeologists excavated more pipes associated with this small building than were found on the rest of the Van Sweringen site.
Erected by Historic St. Mary's City.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings.
Location. 38° 11.118′ N, 76° 26.016′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Old State House Road, 0.1 miles north of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47414 Old State House Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Place to Talk, Drink, & Smoke (here, next to this marker); Brewing and Baking (here, next to this marker); ...about the Corner of Vansweeringens Garden fence (a few steps from this marker); Keep It Clean (a few steps from this marker); …Adjourn to the Arbour at Vansweringens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); A Busy Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Servants (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.