Half-Moon Inn - Newtown, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 13.666 W 074° 56.163
18T E 505440 N 4453039
Quick Description: Historic former inn in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:28:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM49NG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 25

Long Description:

"The Half-Moon Inn (popularly known as the Court Inn) is located at 101-103 Court Street.  The south portion of the Inn was the original one and one-half story frame cottage of Margaret and Joseph Thornton built in 1733 and later used as a tavern.  The Inn was a popular gather place during court sessions when Newtown was the County Seat; hence, the name "Court Inn."

In the 1890s, the local telephone company purchased the building and subdivided it into two separate units.  The Newtown Historic Association was the recipient of the north portion of the property in 1964 as a gift from the LaRue family.  The Newtown Historic Association purchased the south residence in 1974 and restored it in 1982.  After the restoration, the two doors connecting the two properties were re-opened to turn it back into one building.  The Half-Moon Inn has served as the headquarters of the Newtown Historic Association since 1964 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Inn is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Newtown" ~ text of marker at site

Street address:
101 and 105 Court St.
Newtown , Pennsylvania

County / Borough / Parish: Bucks

Year listed: 1977

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799

Historic function: Domestic - Hotel

Current function: Recreation and Culture - Museum,

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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