Site of 'Jingle Bells' Composition – Medford, Massachusetts - Atlas Obscura

Site of 'Jingle Bells' Composition

Medford, Massachusetts

The classic Christmas carol was written at this Massachusetts tavern in 1850. 

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The Christmas carol “Jingle Bells” was composed at the Simpson Tavern in Medford, Massachusetts in 1850 by James Pierpont (1822-1893). The tavern stood at the site which is now 19 High Street in Medford Square. The lyrics of the song tell of the sleigh rides held on Salem Street in the early 1800s.

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