Half-Moon Inn

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Half-Moon Inn
Court Inn, Newtown PA.JPG
Court Inn. October 2012.
Half-Moon Inn is located in Pennsylvania
Half-Moon Inn
Half-Moon Inn is located in the US
Half-Moon Inn
Location 101 and 105 Court St., Newtown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′40″N 74°56′10″W / 40.22778°N 74.93611°W / 40.22778; -74.93611Coordinates: 40°13′40″N 74°56′10″W / 40.22778°N 74.93611°W / 40.22778; -74.93611
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1733
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP reference # 77001128[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1977

Half-Moon Inn, also known as the Court Inn and Thorton's Tavern, is a historic inn and tavern located at Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The original 1 1/2-story, stone and frame building was built in 1733. Subsequent additions occurred in 1740, 1757, and 1792. The portion at 101 Court Street is a 2 1/2-story, 3 bay, stone structure. It was restored in 1965 by the Newtown Historic Association. The portion at 105 Court Street has a stuccoed stone first story, with a timber frame second story added between 1825 and 1840. The building housed an inn and tavern until 1818, during which time Newtown served as the county seat.[2] It houses the headquarters of the Newtown Historic Association and is open as a local history museum. The holdings include a special collection on early American folk painter, Edward Hicks (1780-1849).[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[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 Susan M. Zacher (February 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Half-Moon Inn" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ Newtown Historic Association website