Charles Dickens Room Golden Lamb

Charles Dickens Room

The great English novelist Charles Dickens visited The Golden Lamb during his first trip to America in 1842. Although not quite 30 years-old when he arrived in the U.S. that January, he had already written Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and number of his other great works.

Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 1842, after spending 5 hours traveling the 30 miles from Cincinnati on a stagecoach, he dined at the Bradley House, as we were then known. He, however, found it “a Temperance Hotel” and could not get the brandy he ordered or any other “spirits,” a problem you will not have if you visit The Golden Lamb’s well stocked Black Horse Tavern.

The queen-size bed in the Charles Dickens Room on our second floor has a beautiful and impressive 10-foot rosewood headboard similar to the one on the Lincoln Bed in the White House. It is believed to have been made by the same manufacturer.

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