Williams-Barker House (also known as Barker Tavern) is an historic building on Barker's Lane in Scituate, Massachusetts. The core of house is believed to date from 1634 when it was constructed by John Williams who had emigrated from England. The construction date of the building has not yet been verified through dendrochronology. The house is believed to have served as a garrison during King Philip's War when it was owned by Captain John Williams and the walls were reinforced with bricks. The thick wooden walls and beams were "once pierced for portholes." The Williams and Barker families occupied the house for seven generations, until it was sold in 1910 and became known as the Hatherly Inn in the early twentieth century. In 1978 the Jordan family purchased and began operating the tavern as the Barker Tavern. The building is now extensively renovated and is still currently operated as a tavern and event venue.
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- Old Scituate (1921), p. 84