Many of the gardens in the city are based on right angles and diagonals, so this elliptical shape in the backyard of the Orlando Jones House is a bit unusual.
Part of our troop waiting for our turn to tour Wetherburn's Tavern.
The private lounge for wealthier patrons included silver service for rent, and the best beverages in the establishment.
The public sleeping quarters. Wetherburn's was considered one of the finer establishments since only two men were expected to share the beds shown (other taverns would sell four spots in a bed that size). The bed linens were shaken out every day and washed once a month. It was considered proper etiquette to wake the men already in bed so no one would be sleeping with a stranger!
The private dining room available for hire with real silver, crystal, and china. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and many others key to Virginia's history were served in this room.
The kitchen behind the tavern included a "clock jack" spit with a pretty crude, but effective, worm gear.
The apothecary. One more reason I'm glad the Lord let me come into the world in the 20th century.