Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse

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Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse HABS Photo.jpg
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse HABS Photo (undated)
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse is located in Pennsylvania
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse is located in the United States
Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse
Location2091 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°15′17.44″N 75°0′22.94″W / 40.2548444°N 75.0063722°W / 40.2548444; -75.0063722Coordinates: 40°15′17.44″N 75°0′22.94″W / 40.2548444°N 75.0063722°W / 40.2548444; -75.0063722
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleEarly Republic
NRHP reference No.07000586[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 9, 2007

Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse, also known as Wrightstown Eight Square School and Penns Park Octagonal School, is a historic one-room school located at Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1802, and is a one-story, one room, stone schoolhouse building. It has a wood shingled pyramidal roof and small terra cotta chimney. It operated as a subscription school from its construction until 1850. It was then used as a farm outbuilding, and in the 1980s as an artist's studio. It was restored in 1996 by the Wrightstown Township Historical Commission.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1] They hold an open house the third Sunday of each month from May through October. Open house hours are 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm. Admission is free.



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Betty Davis (January 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07.

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