On a Peaceful Sunday Morning...

Our story begins in 1962. That's when the old stone farmhouse located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Sycamore Street, and known as the headquarters of George Washington after his decisive victory at the battle of Trenton, was demolished to build a gas station... yes, a gas station.


Incorporated in 1964, the NHA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Newtown's historical heritage.

Explore our 18th century inn, learn about Newtown's history and join us in preserving and celebrating our community.

Take a self-guided tour through the history of Newtown. 34 wayside markers feature sites from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting

April 16 @ 7:30 pm

The annual business meeting of the NHA, plus “Treasure from the Attic” — historic artifacts collected over the years.


Spring Cocktail Party

April 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Newtown Historic Association will hold the “Annual Spring Cocktail Party” on Saturday, April 21st from 5 to 8 PM at the historic Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), 105 Court St. (Court St. & Centre Avenue), the headquarters of the NHA. The Half Moon Inn will be decorated with fresh spring flowers and will offer … Continue reading Spring Cocktail Party


Trolley Tour of Historic Newtown

May 20 @ 12:00 pm

Details TBD



The Edward Hicks Room

The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasurers owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more


We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.

Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.