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The Oldest Companies in the United States

Updated June 14, 2019 58.9k views278 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.
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  • 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
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    Date Founded: 1690
  • 9

    Allandale

    Date Founded: 1700
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    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
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    Beekman Arms

    Date Founded: 1766
  • 22

    The Homestead

    Date Founded: 1766
  • 23

    Bachman Funeral

    Date Founded: 1769
  • 24

    Tower Publishing

    Date Founded: 1772
  • 25

    Ames

    Retail
    Date Founded: 1774