Golden Lamb, 27 South Broadway, Lebanon, claims to be "Ohio's oldest inn, established 1803," the year Ohio became a state and Warren County was created. In 1940 it was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as the oldest hotel in Ohio.
Dec. 23, 1803, Jonas Seaman secured a license "to keep a house of public entertainment" from the Warren County court that met in the Black Horse Tavern. The inn has had other names in its history, including the Seaman House, Bradley and the Lebanon House. The inn web site mentions an advertisement in the 1820s that said "The Ohio and Pennsylvania House at the Sign of the Golden Lamb." It was the Lebanon House for 71 years before reverting to Golden Lamb in 1926. Guests have included presidents, other politicians, foreign dignitaries, famous authors and other personalities.