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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bunch of Grapes Tavern

 
 
Bunch of Grapes Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Bunch of Grapes Tavern Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-1.)
 
Location. 37° 1.437′ N, 76° 20.612′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South King Street and Rudd Lane, on the right when traveling south on South King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hampton Carousel (a few steps from this marker); William Claiborne (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Carousel Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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