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

Callahan Research Center
100 Mercer St.
Newtown, PA 18940

Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 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 Callahan 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 and also next to the Callahan Research Center. Municipal parking lots are available within 2 blocks, behind the Starbucks and also behind the First National Bank of Newtown.

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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

Market Day

October 2 @ 10:00 am

Save the date! Market Day is returning for 2021 on October 2nd. 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.

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Historic Walking Tour of Tyler Park (Saturday)

October 9 @ 10:00 am

This annual event is designed as a self-guided walking tour of the historic properties and farmhouses scattered throughout the Tyler State Park grounds. The self-guided tour will begin at 10am at the Boathouse Pavilion on Saturday, October 9th and again on Sunday, October 10th. Representatives from both the Newtown Historic Association and the Pennsylvania Department … Continue reading Historic Walking Tour of Tyler Park (Saturday)

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Historic Walking Tour of Tyler Park (Sunday)

October 10 @ 10:00 am

This tour will take place on Saturday, Oct 9 and again on Sunday Oct 10.

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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.