White Horse Tavern (East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania)

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White Horse Tavern
White Horse Tavern PA.JPG
White Horse Tavern, February 2011
White Horse Tavern (East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
White Horse Tavern (East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania)
Location Northwest of Malvern at 480 Swedesford Road, East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′30″N 75°34′41″W / 40.04167°N 75.57806°W / 40.04167; -75.57806Coordinates: 40°02′30″N 75°34′41″W / 40.04167°N 75.57806°W / 40.04167; -75.57806
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built c. 1750, c. 1790
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002373[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1978

White Horse Tavern, also known as the White Horse Inn and Old Swanenburg Farm, is a historic inn and tavern located in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The building consists of two sections. The original section dates to about 1750, and is a two-story, stuccoed stone structure. The western section was added about 1790. Located at mile marker 24 on the Old Lancaster Road, it was an overnight stop on the first stage from Philadelphia to Lancaster. General George Washington used the older part as his headquarters following the Battle of Brandywine and during the aborted "Battle of the Clouds." It was also an important stop for Washington's messenger from Valley Forge to Lancaster, when the latter served as the temporary U.S. capital.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  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 David and Caroline Dillman, Madeline L. Cohen, and Doris M. Powell (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Inventory-Nomination: White Horse Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-01.