This historic inn and tavern located in Garrison, New York was built in 1761 by Samuel Warren. It began as “Warren’s Tavern,” stagecoach stop along the Albany Post Road. It would later become “Nelson’s Tavern” after Warren’s son-in-law, Absolom Nelson, took over. During the Revolutionary War, Nelson’s Tavern was frequented by both Continental and British soldiers and would eventually be seized by the Continental Army and used as a regional headquarters. By 1832, traffic along the Albany Post Road had dwindled due to steamboat popularity, causing the tavern to closed in 1832. For the following years it became a farm and sawmill before re-opening in 1940 as the Bird and Bottle Inn. For several years, Johnny Carson’s band leader on The Tonight Show, Skitch Henderson owned the Bird and Bottle Inn. Today, the restaurant is permanently closed and the building is for sale.