John Quincy Adams Room
John Quincy Adams, the 6th U.S. President, was one of two only two presidents to visit Lebanon, Ohio after his term in office. In 1843, he was on his way to dedicate the cornerstone of the Cincinnati Observatory. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel planned that telescope. For ten years as a boy Mitchel lived two blocks north of The Golden Lamb. Adams arrived in Lebanon on November 7, 1843 and was moved by the warm welcome offered by former Ohio Gov. Tom Corwin, after whom our Corwin Dining Room is named, stating, “My friend’s address has deeply affected me.” Adams sat for a pencil sketch by local Quaker artist Marcus Mote, who also has a room named after him. On November 9, Adams spoke at the dedication in Cincinnati. Adams died in the speaker of the house’s room in the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 23, 1848. The John Quincy Adams room, with its queen-size bed, is on our second floor and has a lovely view of nearby Gazebo Park.