Holiday Open House Tour

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December 2, 2023. Save the Date!

An anticipated winter tradition, make it yours and take this self-guided walking tour of the 5 private residences and the 6 public buildings featured this year.

Houses on the tour are 141 Liberty Street, 116 N. Chancellor Street, 221 S. Chancellor Street, 237 S. Chancellor Street, and 127 Court Street.

Public Buildings open to tour-goers are the Friends Home, Anthony Petsis and Associates, Newtown Fire Assn., Newtown Library Co., NHA Dave and Mary Callahan Research Center, and NHA Half-moon Inn.

Tour hours are from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. It includes entry into the Half-Moon Inn, home to the Newtown Historic Association. Once inside this beautifully restored 18th-century building, tour-goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.

Early bird ticket prices are $30 for members or $35 for non-members starting November 15, 2023. Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State Street or on-line at the NHA’s website.

On the day of the tour, December 2, 2023, ticket prices are $40 and can be purchased at the Half-Moon Inn, 105 Court Street and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown.

Please, no picture taking and high-heeled shoes are not permitted in the houses.

All proceeds from the tour benefit the Newtown Historic Association and its programs dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historical heritage.

Upcoming Events

Spirits of the Outlaws: the Doan Gang and Bucks County Taverns

October 06, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for this fascinating historical presentation about the impact the Doan Gang had on Newtown and our fledgling country during the Revolutionary War. Presented by the Mercer Museum, in conjunction with the NHA and the Newtown Theatre.


Market Day in Historic Newtown

October 07, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Save the date! It is our proud tradition to feature high-quality crafters, artisans & fine artists; colonial-era demonstrations, reenactments & activities; farm stands; entertainment for all ages; and food from local restaurants.


General Membership Meeting

November 20, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Native American Program from the Museum of Indian Culture: "The People of the Northeastern Woodlands", presented by Christine Applegate.



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.

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