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Charles Dickens Room Golden Lamb

Charles Dickens Room
(1812-1870)

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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