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The Newtown Historic Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1964 as an organization dedicated to the preservation of Newtown's historical heritage. Our mission is to stimulate interest in, preserve, celebrate and share the historical heritage of both Newtown borough and township.

Our research center is a repository of deeds, wills, diaries, books, maps, photos, genealogies and other documents relating to Newtown and the surrounding area, especially strong in the period when Newtown was the County Seat (1725-1813), including a special collection on early America's foremost folk painter, Edward Hicks (1780-1849).

The headquarters is housed in the Court Inn (known as the Half-Moon Inn during the mid 18th century), located at the corner of Court Street and Centre Avenue in historic Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Inn is open for tours showcasing the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) and the many artifacts and holdings of the Newtown Historic Association.

Contact Info:
Newtown Historic Association, Inc.
105 Court Street
P.O. Box 303
Newtown, PA 18940 USA
Phone: 215-968-4004
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM & Thursdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and by appointment.
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The Half-Moon Inn (Court Inn)

Upcoming Events:

  • April 20 2015 (Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) - "Show and Tell" and the Annual Meeting  Bring your favorite Newtown item and tell us something about it
  • April 25 2015 [Saturday @ 5:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]  Spring Cocktail Party  Come and bring an hor d'ourve
  • May 17, 2015 (Sunday @ 2:00 PM)  "A Tour of Newtown Cemetery" at Newtown Cemetery, 600 E. Washington Ave., Newtown
  •  June 19, 2015  (Friday at 6:30 PM)  "Historic Walking Tour of Newtown" leaving from Chancellor Center, 30 N. Chancellor St., Newtown 


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