Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Home Education Landmark Lesson Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Through this lesson, students will become familiar with the importance of the location of the Gabreil Daveis Tavern, its role during the Revolution, and before and after that time period. This lesson was created to make students aware of a rich historical landmark that is only blocks from their school.  This lesson models how to use primary sources with field trips to local landmark.


Glendora , NJ

Type of Landmark



18th century
American Revolution

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the geographic importance of the location of Gabreil Daveis Tavern.
  • Determine the role of Gabreil Daveis Tavern as connected to the Revolutionary War.
  • Recognize the significance of the Gabreil Daveis Tavern in regards to local history.


Field Trip permission slip

Permission from Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Access to Laptops, Tablets, or other devices capable of internet access.

Rubrics for Newspaper and Field Trips


Access to a copy of David McCullough's 1776, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Primary Sources:

Suggested Instructional Procedures

  1. First analyze map in class to discuss closeness of Tavern to water.
  2. Teacher reads excerpt from David McCullough’s 1776 regarding the failure of the Americans to hold onto Philadelphia.  
  3. Complete secondary source readings on the role of taverns during Revolutionary War via a webquest with the following websites:

  1. Analyze plaque posted in front of Gabreil Daveis Tavern by first looking for visual clues, then reading into history, and finally by utilizing geography, historical research, language, and historiography. Particulary look at the primary sources about the move of Washington's troops from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, and his orders regarding profanity.
  2. Take field trip to Gabreil Daveis tavern led by Lucy Middleton.


Tavern: A place that serves beer and other alcolhic beverages, along with food.

Profane: An action or a word that is considered offensive.

Fatigue: Exhaustion as a result from physical or mental exertion.

Impiety: Lack of piety or reverence, especially for a god.

End of Lesson Assessment

Write an article for school newspaper detailing the role of this tavern in history utilizing content from presentation. Rubric for Newspaper article and Field trip.