Apollo Room in the Raleigh Tavern

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Apollo Room in the Raleigh Tavern


Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 17. Building 06A.
Taverns (Inns) - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg


Lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln of the Apollo Room in the Raleigh Tavern as it appeared in 1935. It is the twenty-ninth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to illustrate the story of Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin's dream to restore a portion of Williamsburg, Virginia to its 18th-century appearance as a shrine to early American ideals.

The Apollo Room at the Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Dinners and dances rivaled in elegance those at the Palace and burgesses reconvened at the tavern when they were dissolved by royal governors prior to the Revolution. Burned to the ground in 1859, it was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to what Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked like in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research findings evolving over the years, the Raleigh Tavern's interior furnishings have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of each room's likely contents and arrangements.


Pacific Stereopticon Co.


ca. 1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slide Collection







Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches


“Apollo Room in the Raleigh Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 29, 2024, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/575.