Bring the whole family to celebrate our local historical connection to oysters at Dill’s Tavern on Saturday, April 21st, from noon to 5pm with food by York Fish & Oyster, live music by Deep Six, and local craft beverages.
Today, the many buildings of Dill’s Tavern have come to tell not only the history of Dillsburg, but the story of life on Pennsylvania’s frontier and even a slice of our nation’s history. These insights continue to develop through the tavern’s archaeological investigations. During these digs, one item has far outnumbered the others: oyster shells. Investigation shows that oysters were exchanged for products made by the tavern’s distillery. Oysters came back to the property from Baltimore in the barrels that were sent to quench the thirst of the burgeoning shipping metropolis.
Tickets available below: $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of. Pre-sale ticket sales end Friday, April 20th at noon.
Raw Maryland Chesapeake Oysters on the Half Shell – $8 half dozen / $15 full dozen
Steamed Maryland Chesapeake Oysters with Butter – $15 / Dozen
Oyster Stew – $8 / Bowl
Steamed Shrimp – $8 / Dozen
Fried Oyster Sandwich – $8
Haddock Sandwich – $4
Beef Hot Dogs -$2
French Fries – small $3 / large $5
Homemade Cole Slaw – $1
Steamed Corn on the Cob with Butter – $3
-Molly Pitcher Brewing Company Billy Haze – New England Style IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Warrior hops. Hops rotate seasonally in this brew. (6.5% ABV)
-Tröegs Independent Brewing Sunshine Pils – Like the rising sun, Sunshine Pils delivers winter, spring, summer and fall. This deceptively complex pilsner is all about the tightrope walk of two-row barley, zesty Saaz hops and lager yeast. It’s a go-to when the sun is shining, and it makes us happy when skies are gray. (4.5% ABV)
-La Cabra Frolic – Brewed with Southern Cross, Huell Melon, and Galaxy to deliver ripe melon, peach, and balancing herbal tones in the body of a crisp American Pale Ale. (5.5% ABV)
-La Cabra Brewing Providence Pilsner – A classic, clean, crisp pilsner brewed with Pacifica hops. Herbal and smooth. (4.2% ABV)
-Big Hill Ciderworks Standard – Bright apple flavor and natural aroma come from our apples right here on Big Hill. No added sugars or flavors necessary. (5.5% ABV)
Image by Jameson Fink
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The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.