Companies

The Oldest Companies in the United States 

sjones
Updated June 14, 2019 58.6k views 278 items

A list of the oldest American companies with pictures where possible. The oldest company in America dates back all the way to 1632. For the United States, that's a long time to have been in business. When you read this list, you'll find an eclectic group including the oldest hotel in the United States, America's oldest restaurant, the oldest newspaper in the United States, America's oldest hospital, and the oldest distillery in the United States.

So what are the oldest US companies? Take a look at this list and that will give a guide to what companies are centuries old, from the oldest corporation in America to the oldest hotel in the US.

Obviously these oldest businesses in the United States are all new compared to those over in Europe and Asia, since the Americas had yet to be discovered by the western-world prior to the 1400's and no business has survived from before that time.
1
Tuttle's Red Barn
Date Founded: 1632
2
Shirley Plantation
Date Founded: 1638
3
Fieldview Farm
Date Founded: 1639
4
Emery Farm
Date Founded: 1655
5
Seaside Inn & Cottages
Date Founded: 1667
6
White Horse Tavern
Date Founded: 1673
7
Saunderskill
Date Founded: 1680
8
Date Founded: 1690
9
Allandale
Date Founded: 1700
10
Date Founded: 1732
11
Lakeside Mills
Date Founded: 1736
12
Lyman Orchards
Date Founded: 1741
13
Caswell-Massey
Date Founded: 1752
14
Pennsylvania Hospital
Date Founded: 1752
15
Philadelphia Contributionship
Date Founded: 1752
16
New Hampshire Gazette
Date Founded: 1756
17
Lorillard
Date Founded: 1760
18
Fraunces Tavern
Date Founded: 1762
19
Hartford Courant
Date Founded: 1764
20
21
Beekman Arms
Date Founded: 1766
22
The Homestead
Date Founded: 1766
23
Bachman Funeral
Date Founded: 1769
24
Tower Publishing
Date Founded: 1772
25
Retail
Date Founded: 1774