Martin Van Buren Room

Martin Van Buren Room

Martin Van Buren, the 8th U.S. President, was the first to be born in the United States and not the British Colonies. He and John Quincy Adams, after whom one of our rooms is also named, were the only two presidents to visit us after their presidencies.

He had lost his re-election bid in 1840 to William Henry Harrison, who our second floor dining room is partially named, but was still considered the frontrunner for the 1844 Democratic presidential nomination when he came here on June 4, 1842.

Our local newspaper for June 10, 1842 reported, “He was met a few miles below town by the Lebanon Band, and a company of citizens on horseback, by whom he was escorted to town. On arrival in front of the Bradley House [the Golden Lamb in 1842], he received a hearty and cordial welcome.” After dining here, he traveled to Columbus.

The spacious Martin Van Buren Room on our third floor has two queen-size beds and one twin.