Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Newtown

Come and explore the history of Newtown and Bucks County with friends and family! The Newtown Historic Association has exhibits of local artifacts, hosts a variety of events, and also provides an active research facility to discover your roots.

HOURS

Newtown Historic Association Research Center
Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
And by Appointment

DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

The Newtown Historic Association’s Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) and Research Center are located in historic Newtown PA and approximately 35 minutes north of Philadelphia.

Parking is available on the streets in and around the Half Moon Inn. Municipal parking lots are available within 2 blocks, behind the Starbucks and also behind the First National Bank of Newtown.

Driving Directions (Google Maps)

GROUP VISITS

Please contact the Newtown Historic Association for group visits. Call 215.968.4004.

EVENTS

Check out the event listing to see what’s happening at the Newtown Historic Association. For Market Day information, click here. For Annual Holiday House Tour information, click here.

WALKING TOURS

Come and explore Newtown in a whole new way by taking one of our walking tours. LEARN MORE…

VISIT NEWTOWN & BUCKS COUNTY

Tucked neatly within Philadelphia’s Countryside amidst rolling hillsides, working farms and picturesque towns, the 622 square mile area of Bucks County is a particularly inviting place. Visitors in search of historical or artistic treasures, charming accommodations, and eclectic shops will find that Bucks County offers it all and is conveniently located 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City. LEARN MORE…

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

November 20 @ 7:30 pm

Katherine A. Ludwig, Head Librarian of The David Library of the American Revolution will speak on the Library collections, the Pennsylvania Archives, Revolutionary War Records, and Revolutionary Pension Records.

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Holiday Open House Tour

December 2 @ 10:00 am

The 55th Annual Open House Tour gives participants an exclusive look inside many private local homes and historic buildings decorated for the holiday season.

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EVENT LISTING

Featured

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

SIGN UP

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.