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Calendar of Events and Walking Tours

The Sparta Community surrounding the Jug Tavern hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

  • Walking Tours of Historic Sparta - Sparta resident and historian, Dr. Alan Stahl shares details of the history and evolution of the Jug Tavern and the Sparta community since its settlement in the late 1700's.
  • Garden Tour of Historic Sparta - Typically held in late spring or early summer when the uniquely beautiful gardens surrounding Sparta's historic homes are in bloom. Click here to view the Photo Gallery of 2004 Garden Tour.
  • Tag & Bake Sale - Typically held in autumn, this fundraising event supports the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Jug Tavern. An invitation to donate your treasures in advance of the sale will also be posted.

Village of Sparta Circa 1862.

Walking Tours

From April through October, the Jug Tavern will conduct monthly walking tours of the historic Sparta neighborhood at the south end of Ossining. Dr. Alan Stahl, a neighborhood resident and former president of the Jug Tavern, who teaches in the History Department of Princeton University, will lead the tours. Each tour will begin at the Jug Tavern (Rockledge Avenue and Revolutionary Road, behind the CVS) at 1 p.m. with a showing of the video “The Battle for Sparta.” Participants will then walk about six blocks through the neighborhood learning about the historic homes in the landmarked district; the tour will end at around 3 p.m.

The following are Sunday tour dates scheduled for 2019:

April 7, 1–3pm
May 5, 1–3pm
July 7, 1–3pm
August 25, 1–3pm
September 8, 1–3pm
October 6, 1–3pm

Tour Logistics:

  • Meet at Davids-Garrison House (The Jug Tavern) 74 Revolutionary Road, Ossining.
  • Walks are free and last about 2 hours. (Suggested donation is $10 per person, or join JTS, Inc.)
  • Additional tours can be scheduled for groups by contacting info@jugtavern.org to make arrangements.

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Last Updated: 7-16-2019