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Student Walking Tour of Historic Sites in Newtown

June 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Newtown Historic Association will conduct the annual Student Walking Tour on Wednesday, June 1st. The tour begins at 10:00 am and runs until approximately 1:00 pm. The rain date is June 8th.

Over 100 children from Goodnoe Elementary School will take this traditional walking tour through the Borough and Township visiting 8 historic sites.

The tour begins at both the Old Presbyterian Church on Sycamore St. and the Newtown Movie Theatre. The tour then continues in the borough to the Newtown Borough Hall/Police Station, Bird in Hand Tavern, Justice House, Newtown Fire Association, Newtown Library Company and the Half-moon Inn (Court Inn).

The Newtown Historic Association has run this tour for over 45 years and is pleased to be resuming this event after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. This has proved to be a very popular event with the children and enables them to learn about the history of their town.

For more information, please call Dan Griffin 215-205-2058.


June 1, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Newtown Historic Association

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Upcoming Events

NHA Annual Meeting

April 17, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join us for the Newtown Historic Association’s Annual Meeting being held at Bucks County Community College in conjunction with a presentation by Dan Tyler and a private tour of the Tyler Mansion.


George F. Tyler: A Synergy of Being and Doing

April 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This is a ticketed event, click "Read More" below for details with a link to purchase tickets. The Newtown Historic Association and Bucks County Community College Foundation will jointly present a special program about the Tyler family with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tyler Mansion


Annual Spring Clean-Up at the Half-moon Inn

April 29, 8:30am - 11:00am

Save the date, more info coming soon.



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 treasures 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.

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