Ship Inn

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Ship Inn
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Ship Inn, April 2010
Ship Inn is located in Pennsylvania
Ship Inn
Location 100 N. Ship Rd., West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′47″N 75°36′39″W / 40.02972°N 75.61083°W / 40.02972; -75.61083Coordinates: 40°1′47″N 75°36′39″W / 40.02972°N 75.61083°W / 40.02972; -75.61083
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1796
Built by Bowen, John
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
MPS West Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003301[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1984

Ship Inn is a historic inn and tavern located in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1796, and is a two-story, six bay, Georgian style stone building with brick chimneys. The main block measures 50 feet by 37 feet, with a rear kitchen wing measuring 29 feet by 20 feet. It remained in operation as an inn until 1854. In the 20th century, a restaurant opened in the building.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes M. L. Wolf and L. Goldstein (December 1981). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Ship Inn" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.