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The 1742 Square Tavern Museum is included in the Historical Society's mission of education and outreach to our community.  Inside the Tavern we have replicated what the tavern would have looked like in the 1700's downstairs and offer art exhibits of Newtown Square and surrounding areas, a History of Newtown's Transportation and Newtown's Early Beginnings exhibits upstairs. Through the year, the tavern is open most Saturdays from 1 to 4pm with special openings listed on our event page.

The tavern has a gift shop which offers various Newtown Square specific items.

 Guided tours of the tavern occur through the summer and at specific dates through the year. Costumed guides will give you a glimpse into tavern life in Newtown Square in the 1700's.

The Benjamin West Gallery is located on our first floor and offers samples of the renown artists work along with interpretive speaker, and Newtown sculptor Terry Jones, giving informative talks on West's life and work. Terry joins us on specific Saturdays throughout the year.

All participants are volunteers from our community, and we welcome anyone interested in joining.

More information on our programs can be found on our Facebook page Newtown Square Historical Society or email us at We are also in the Marple Patch.  

We encourage you to visit the tavern and experience one of Newtown Square's historic treasures.