General Washington Inn

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General Washington Inn
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General Washington Inn, February 2011
General Washington Inn is located in Pennsylvania
General Washington Inn
General Washington Inn is located in the United States
General Washington Inn
LocationUwchlan and E. Lancaster Aves., Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°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
Area1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Architectural styleGeorgian, Federal
NRHP reference #79002197[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 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 12-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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  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 (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: General Washington Inn" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-14.