McConkey's Ferry Inn - Washington Crossing, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 17.659 W 074° 52.196
18T E 511054 N 4460432
Quick Description: One of many historic buildings at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2021 10:09:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM14XBV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "This eighteenth-century inn and tavern was owned by Samuel McConkey. The inn served as a guard post during the Continental Army's encampment in Bucks County in December, 1776. Earthworks and cannon defended the ferry landing. According to tradition, this inn is where Washington and his aides ate their dinner prior to the crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day. Additions were made to the inn in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century bu the Taylor family. This building continued to serve as an inn for many decades."
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1700

Additional Dates of Construction:
N/A


Architectural Period/Style: Colonial

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Inn


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
George Washington ate Christmas Dinner here before crossing the Delaware river


Listed Building Status (if applicable): Vacant

Main Material of Construction: Stone

Private/Public Access: Public

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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