New London Museum

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Frontal view of Mead's Tavern

Virtual Tour

The following videos are 360° view. They give viewers the opportunity to fully experience Mead’s Tavern as it stands ready to be restored. Play each video and use the mouse to move around each room fully experiencing the tavern in its current state.


Two single-leaf doors provide access to the interior of the tavern. The eastern most door leads to a front parlor with a wood floor. Wooden steps to the east of the door provide access to the second floor. Three steps lead to a landing where the stairs then turn and continue to the second floor. An intricately beaded mantel sits on the opposite wall in front of the door. The walls are covered with wall board and modern baseboard heat runs along the perimeter of the room. A doorway to the west provides access to another parlor.

Mead's Tavern – 1st Floor – Right Room

This room may also be accessed via a door on the front porch. A simple mantel sits against the west wall and the floor is covered with blue carpeting.

Mead's Tavern – 1st Floor – Back Room

Just beyond the eastern most parlor is a room that likely functioned as a dining room. The room has wood floors and the walls are partially covered with wainscot and wallpaper. The room contains a wooden door with six recessed panels and HL hinges. On the western wall is a door capped with a single light transom that provides access to a corridor that runs behind the western most parlor to the one-story addition on the west elevation on the tavern.

Mead's Tavern – 2nd Floor – Right Room

The second floor of the tavern consists of a generous corridor that provides access to all three rooms. The room to the immediate right from the stairs is a very small room with no fireplace.

Mead's Tavern – 2nd Floor – Left Room

The next room contains a fireplace with a simple surround, as well as a closet with a door with four recessed panels. Wood floors are found throughout the second floor, the walls are plaster, and the ceiling in the corridor is covered with acoustical tiles.

Mead's Tavern – 2nd Floor – Back Room

Next to this is a large room that runs the width of the Tavern that has a fireplace with a simple, beaded surround.

Exterior and interior photographs of the tavern taken Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Room descriptions taken from the Preliminary Information Form (PIF) and the survey performed by Sarah M. Clarke of Hurt & Proffitt.

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