Hunting Ghosts in the Old Talbott Tavern in Kentucky
At the Old Talbott Tavern and Inn, history is not so much alive as undead. Since 1779, people have come to eat beside its hearthstones, rest at the pub, and sleep in four-post beds. Kentucky’s oldest stagecoach stop, the inn has lodged an eclectic list of famous figures including Abraham Lincoln, General George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, and exiled King Louise Phillipe—and, perhaps, some never left. At night, boots pound down shadowed halls and voices argue inside vacant rooms. So if something wakes you up mid-sleep, don’t worry. It’s probably just Jesse James shooting up his room again or honest Abe practicing a speech or maybe even his majesty Louise Phillipe bewailing his misfortune.