General Washington Inn

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General Washington Inn
General Washington Inn, February 2011
General Washington Inn is located in Pennsylvania
General Washington Inn
Location Uwchlan and E. Lancaster Aves., Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°0′41″N 75°41′45″W / 40.01139°N 75.69583°W / 40.01139; -75.69583Coordinates: 40°0′41″N 75°41′45″W / 40.01139°N 75.69583°W / 40.01139; -75.69583
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built 1761
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002197[1]
Added to NRHP August 22, 1979

General Washington Inn is a historic inn and tavern located at Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1761, and is a 2 1/2-story, fieldstone and limestone structure measuring 62 feet, 6 inches, by 35 feet. The front facade features a one-story, full width verandah. Its design details reflect a mix of Georgian and Federal styles. It was the site of the first post office in Chester County, established in 1796.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jane L.S. Davidson (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: General Washington Inn" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-14.