Old Rose Tree Tavern

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Old Rose Tree Tavern
Rose Tree Tavern 2013.JPG
Old Rose Tree Tavern in 2013
Old Rose Tree Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Old Rose Tree Tavern
Old Rose Tree Tavern is located in the US
Old Rose Tree Tavern
Location Northeast of junction of Rose Tree and Providence Roads, Media, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′17″N 75°23′34″W / 39.93806°N 75.39278°W / 39.93806; -75.39278Coordinates: 39°56′17″N 75°23′34″W / 39.93806°N 75.39278°W / 39.93806; -75.39278
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1809
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 71000705[1]
Added to NRHP June 21, 1971
Original Calvert land grant on Thomas Holme's 1687 map of Pennsylvania. Rose Tree Park is located east of Providence Great Road (center of the map) and west of Crum Creek (on right) in the plot marked "Calvert".

The Old Rose Tree Tavern is a historic inn and tavern located in Rose Tree Park just north of the borough of Media, in Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


John Calvert was granted the land that the tavern stands on in 1682 by William Penn. Daniel Calvert, likely John's grandson, built a frame building along the Providence Great Road (now Pennsylvania Route 252) and was licensed to run a tavern there in 1739.

The current building is a large 2 1/2-story, fieldstone building, built in 1809, on the site of the earlier frame structure. A stone addition was built in 1836.[2] The tavern was moved about 100 yards from its original site when PA-252 was widened.[3] During 2011 the building was renovated and now houses the Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1971.[1]


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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "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 Elisabeth Donaghy (July 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Rose Tree Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ See photograph of original site
  4. ^ Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau