Pope’s Tavern was built in 1820. It still stands today in the center of town, opposite the Halifax Congregational Church at the corner of South Street and Plymouth Street.
Daniel Webster frequently visited the tavern, which was also an inn. At a Republican Convention held there, John Quincy Adams was nominated to the office of U.S. Congressman, to which he was later elected.
Since Halifax is centrally located, many county gatherings were held at the tavern. Many church councils were held there as well. Pope’s Tavern took care of visitors tending to affairs that reached far beyond Halifax.
There was an upstairs dance hall in the tavern at one time. The building was also used as a private home for many years before being sold to the town. Today it is home to the Senior Center.