|Location||U.S. 40, Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Italianate, Georgian|
|NRHP Reference #||74001811|
|Added to NRHP||November 19, 1974|
|Designated PHMC||June 1952|
Hill's Tavern is a historic building in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. For a period in the early 1900s, the inn was known as Central Hotel. Now called the Century Inn, it is the oldest tavern in continuous use on the National Road. The overnight facilities can accommodate 23 overnight guests and the dining room can seat up to 140 guests. The outdoor gazebo offers additional seating during the warmer months. It hosted two American Presidents, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, the Marquis de LaFayette, Henry Clay, and Mexican General Santa Anna.
The tavern was built by Stephen and Thomas Hill, the founders of Hillsborough (now Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania). The tavern was opened by Stephen Hill in 1794 and served as an important stop along the National Road.
The two and a half-story tavern was built with dressed stone in the Post Colonial vernacular with Georgian influences. Later modifications added Greek Revival and Italianate components. The full five-bay covered porch uses rounded columns. There is a long stone rear wing that houses the original kitchen, completed with a large craned cooking fireplace.
In 1952, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission installed a historical marker noting the historic importance of the tavern. It is designated as a historic public landmark by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Hill's Tavern - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "Hill's Tavern". Landmark Registry - Public Landmark. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
- "Century Inn". Retrieved December 9, 2013.
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