The George Taylor House

The George Taylor House www.catasauqua.org The George Taylor House, home of signer of the Declaration of Independence. Located In Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.
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www.Catasauqau.org | The George Taylor House is located at 35 South Front Street in Catasauqua, PA, was built in 1768 by Philadelphia Carpenters for George Taylor, one of the 56 signers of the American Declaration of Independence. Situated on five acres in a park-like setting overlooking the historic Lehigh River Canal, the George Taylor House is a two-story Georgian stone mansion with symmetrically paired brick end-chimneys and a gable roof with flattened ridge. The interior has been carefully restored to its 17th-century appearance. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971, the George Taylor House was purchased by the Borough of Catasauqua in 2009, and is currently used as a venue for community events, historical education, and archeological exploration. George Taylor House is open to the public from May through September by appointment. For Events: Admission is $5 per Adult, Children 17 & Under are Free. Free parking is available in our parking lot. Private Tours are also available for a $25 minimum, please call 610-264-0571 for more details. FInd George Taylor House on the web at: www.Catasauqua.org you can also email us at: [email protected]. George Taylor House 35 S. Front Street Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 610-264-0571

Come see the George Taylor house soon!
06/02/2020

Come see the George Taylor house soon!

03/05/2020

Meeting this Monday, March 9th at 6:30 @Borough Hall

03/03/2020

Don't forget we have a meeting this coming Monday, March 9th at Borough Hall at 6:30. Lots of things happening then.

02/10/2020

Don't forget we have a meeting tonight at 6:30 at Borough Hall

Great job everyone!
01/31/2020
‘New look at landmark’ | Catasauqua Press

Great job everyone!

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILThe first board and officers for the George Taylor House are Rick Guth, president; Dorothy Everly, board member at-large; Jason Kern, treasurer; Sheila Martin, secretary; Robert Martin, vice president; and Judy Burton, board member at-large. Not pictured is Christine Roca, bo...

The before and after of the 12th Night Cake. It tasted very good too.
01/08/2020

The before and after of the 12th Night Cake. It tasted very good too.

Some photos from our 12th Night event
01/08/2020

Some photos from our 12th Night event

Photos from The George Taylor House's post
01/07/2020

Photos from The George Taylor House's post

Volunteers enjoying a wonderful time at our friends pub.
01/06/2020

Volunteers enjoying a wonderful time at our friends pub.

Found and still on the property for three week's.. Please help us find the owner.
01/05/2020

Found and still on the property for three week's.. Please help us find the owner.

Taylor House Brewing Co.
01/05/2020

Taylor House Brewing Co.

Where does George Taylor go for a pint? Where else?🍺

01/05/2020

Thank you everyone that came out to participate in 12th Night Event and those who came to support us. It was a great success.

Fall Fest 2019
12/17/2019

Fall Fest 2019

What a beautiful day at the George Taylor House! Thank you to all the Volunteers, Re-Enactors, Vendors and community org...
10/06/2019

What a beautiful day at the George Taylor House! Thank you to all the Volunteers, Re-Enactors, Vendors and community organizations who participated in today’s annual Fest O’Fall!

10/05/2019
08/15/2019

Open House and Tours this upcoming Sunday, August 18th from 1pm to 4pm.

07/30/2019

Open House and Tours this upcoming Sunday, August 4th from 1pm to 4pm.

07/05/2019

The Antebellum Marine Band with Band Master Ken Serfass

Thank you to all who made it to the George Taylor House Reading of the Declaration of Independence event!  Thank you to ...
07/05/2019

Thank you to all who made it to the George Taylor House Reading of the Declaration of Independence event! Thank you to Pastor Joshua Knappenberger from The Liberty Bell Church and Museum in Allentown for reading, Brenda Wieder, Rick Guth and all the re-enactors and volunteers, Catasauqua Public Works Department, Catasauqua Fire Police, Pastor Brian Riedy and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church in Catasauqua, American Legion Post 215, Kenneth Serafass and the Antebellum Marine Band, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, Bobby Gunther Walsh, WFMZ, The Morning Call and The Catty Press, Council Members Jessica Kroope, Debra Mellish and Tammy Hauser, Catasauqua Borough Council and the Borough of Catasauqua for helping to make this event successful for the preservation of The George Taylor House in Catasauqua.

08/30/2018

The event scheduled for September 2nd at the George Taylor House has been cancelled. We are looking to reschedule for a future date.

06/24/2018

Enjoying the beautiful sounds of Dolce Tre at the GTH this lovely summer afternoon..

Beautiful live colonial music by Dolce Tre at the 1786 George Taylor House in Catasauqua, Pa today from 1-3pm!  Join us!...
06/24/2018

Beautiful live colonial music by Dolce Tre at the 1786 George Taylor House in Catasauqua, Pa today from 1-3pm! Join us! FREE

06/19/2018

GTHA monthly volunteer meeting is tonight, Tuesday, 6/19 at 7pm at the house pavilion! Everyone who is interested in volunteering at George Taylor House is welcome!

Taylor House Brewing Co. opens to the public June 1!
05/29/2018

Taylor House Brewing Co. opens to the public June 1!

A Special Shout to David Barber for his input on all things brewed😊! As well as Ryan Weiand and Chris Becker for their support!
Appreciating so many family and friends who stopped in to our private soft opening weekend!!
Friday June 1st from 4-10 THBC will be open to the public! See you then!

05/20/2018

We officially open our 2018 season today! Stop by from 1 to 4 pm to tour this 250 year old treasure. At 2 pm listen as Rick Guth gives a dynamic presentation on the life of George Taylor. Stroll the grounds and enjoy some cake. See you there rain or shine.

05/20/2018

Opening day at George Taylor House today 1-4 pm. Tours of this 250 year old treasure plus a dynamic presentation about the life of George Taylor at 2. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful grounds and have a slice of cake. Rain or shine.

May is Historic Preservation Month!  Join us at the 1768 George Taylor House in Catasauqua Pa on Sunday, May 20, 2018 fr...
05/02/2018
5 Things to know about Preservation Month in PA - Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

May is Historic Preservation Month! Join us at the 1768 George Taylor House in Catasauqua Pa on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1-4pm for Opening Day! Our own Rick Guth will be portraying George Taylor’s life at 2pm!

Preservationists across America are celebrating today as National Historic Preservation Month starts. Read on to learn about things like #31for31 and more!

CATASAUQUA
04/28/2018

CATASAUQUA

2018 Summer Concert Series!! Free Music in the Park every Friday Night all summer long!!!

The Bachmann Players
04/03/2018

The Bachmann Players

Tickets will go on sale today for the Bachmann Player’s 4rth installment of the History of Easton Series.

The new play, which is also a dinner and immersive historical experience, is titled, “Easton 1774:Edge of Revolution”. It may change your views and perceptions of the American Revolution.

Performances are on Saturday June 2nd, and Saturday June 16th, at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $60, and can be reserved by calling the Sigal Museum at 610-253-1222 during business hours.

Proceeds from the event will go to the NCHGS, which maintains the 1753 Bachmann Publick House. The performances will take place within the Bachmann.

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35 S. Front Street
Catasauqua, PA
18032

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www.Catasauqua.org | The George Taylor House is located at 35 South Front Street in Catasauqua, PA, was built in 1768 by Philadelphia Carpenters for George Taylor, one of the 56 signers of the American Declaration of Independence. Situated on five acres in a park-like setting overlooking the historic Lehigh River Canal, the George Taylor House is a two-story Georgian stone mansion with symmetrically paired brick end-chimneys and a gable roof with flattened ridge. The interior has been carefully restored to its 17th-century appearance. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971, the George Taylor House was purchased by the Borough of Catasauqua in 2009, and is currently used as a venue for community events, historical education, and archeological exploration. George Taylor House is open to the public from May through September by appointment. For Events: Admission is $5 per Adult, Children 17 & Under are Free. Free parking is available in our parking lot. Private Tours are also available for a $25 minimum, please call 610-264-0571 for more details. Find George Taylor House on the web at: www.catasauqua.org you can also email us at: [email protected] George Taylor House 35 S. Front Street Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

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Thank you for a wonderful event today. You have a wonderful group of very well-informed and obviously dedicated volunteers. We learned a lot and really enjoyed seeing the original kitchen, and taking home the glasses was a nice bonus. 🙂
I didn’t realize that Mr Taylor signed the Declaration of Independence.
House is already to go....don't forget to come see us for 12th Night Celebrations this Saturday January 4th for 10-2pm. Mead from George Taylor Brewery, hot cider and cookies will be available.
We made the Catasauqua Press with our recognition from the Mayor!!! Everyone go get the paper.🥰
A fun Christmas event is coming your way soon on January 4th. Keep checking back for more details
Four of us showed up Sunday 7/7/19 in the afternoon but the house was closed. What happened?
Christopher Black doing his wonderful reading of the Declaration of Independence this morning at the George Taylor House. Thank you for having this event once again, it is an excellent way to connect with both America's and Pennsylvania's historic past.
Below is from a book titled "History of Northampton County Pennsylvania and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh, Volume 1", published in 1920, by the American Historical Society. John Griesemer was my 5X great grandfather. At the opening of the Revolutionary war the people, in common with the rest of the colonies, were divided into two parts- ‘-Whigs or Associates, and Tories or Non-Associates. The former were for freedom from allegiance to the mother country, the latter were in sympathy with the English government. The Virginia House of Assembly in the interest of freedom appointed a committee, which afterwards became known as the Committee of Safety, and throughout the colonies similar societies were organized. The Northampton County Committee of Safety was formed December 21, 1774. It was called the Committee of Observation and Inspection. At a public election held at Easton the following persons were elected members of the committee: Lewis Gordon, Peter Kichlein, Jacob Arndt, Michael Messinger, Melchoir Hay, George Taylor, John Okely, Anthony Lerch, Jacob Morry, John Wetzel, Andrew Engelman, John Greesemer, Henry Kooken, David Deshler, Casper Doll, Joseph Gaston, Yost Driesbach, Daniel Knause, Thomas Everett, Michael Ohl, John Hartman, Nicholas Kern, George Gilbert, Abraham Smith, Nicholas Depui, Manuel Gonsales and Andrew Westbrook, being nearly one from each township.
Hi, I'm looking for some of the pictures of Rick as George Taylor that were here on one of the GTH pages, to put on business cards for him for his birthday, July 27. (He won't see this post 'cuz he' not on Facebook.😏) I know there were some good ones taken of him in years past, but I can't find them now. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!
In 2014, the buntings were left on the house in the winter. A light snow made for a patriotic winter scene at the George Taylor House.