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.LEARN MORE
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.
March 10 @ 7:00 pm
The 16th annual Tavern Night at the Half Moon Inn will feature 18th century ale, wine, delicious food, music, dancing, games, and more. Please join us!...READ MORE
March 17 @ 8:30 am
We need people to help restore some luster to the many historical items and furnishings in the Half-Moon Inn. No experience is necessary!...READ MORE
March 19 @ 7:30 pm
This program will present the evolution of the Half Moon Inn that is the headquarters of the Newtown Historic Association....READ MORE
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.