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

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.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
04/02/2018

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Did you know? Charcoal-fired iron furnaces dotted Bucks County in the 1700s, but it was the continent's first anthracite hot air blast furnace in Catasauqua that catapulted iron marking to full-scale proportions in 1840. Many iron companies sprouted soon thereafter, including the Bethlehem Iron Company, which later became Bethlehem Steel. #dl30 #dltrail

03/16/2018

Thank you to everyone who came out for the George Taylor House Association Organizing Meeting tonight. Congratulations on the formation of this new group! It’s official!

Congratulations Officer Rothrock!!!
03/14/2018

Congratulations Officer Rothrock!!!

Congratulations to our official 2018 A-TREAT HERO, Officer Scott Rothrock of Catasauqua Police Department. Officer Rothrock will receive a $10,000 donation to the Fraternal Order of Police LE-Hampton #35 to support other injured officers and their families.

20 free ways to celebrate Pennsylvania's 337th birthday, Charter Day 2018
03/08/2018
20 free ways to celebrate Pennsylvania's 337th birthday, Charter Day 2018

20 free ways to celebrate Pennsylvania's 337th birthday, Charter Day 2018

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission holds an annual Charter Day to commemorate the granting of the Charter from King Charles II to William Penn in March 1681. This year, on March 11, 2018, is the 337th anniversary of that historic event. Numerous state museums and historical sites, adm...

01/16/2018

*Attention George Taylor House volunteers*

***snow in the forecast tomorrow Tues, Jan 16 into Wed, Jan 17***

in the event of cancellation of all afterschool or evening activities or an early dismissal of the Catasauqua School District (check www.wfmz.com) borough hall will be closed and our group will NOT meet in person this month. Instead our meeting will be held by video conference call (or phone) using GoToMeeting (available as an app)

GTH Volunteers Meeting
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Email Carrie at [email protected] for call-in information

The Bachmann Players
01/08/2018

The Bachmann Players

If George Taylor is your thing, this 1968 out of print book is the schizzle- I think all of his letters, Plus footnotes on all of his votes and committee appointments from the Pennsylvania Archives...

Shout out to

Carrie Ballek and Rebecca Price Janney

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11/14/2017

Interested in becoming a volunteer at the George Taylor House in Catasauqua, Pa? Join us tonight Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 7pm at Catasauqua borough hall for our monthly volunteers meeting (we usually meet the third Thursday but with thanksgiving next week, we’re meeting tonight!). Can’t attend tonight’s meeting but still interested in helping out? Email [email protected]
Our next GTH event is the Christmas tree lighting on Sunday, Dec 3 and all hands are needed!

The George Taylor House's cover photo
10/30/2017

The George Taylor House's cover photo

The George Taylor House
10/30/2017

The George Taylor House

10/04/2017
Interesting read from The White House Historical Association: While Pennsylvania only lays claim to one president - Jame...
09/29/2017
The White House Historical Association

Interesting read from The White House Historical Association: While Pennsylvania only lays claim to one president - James Buchanan (1857-1861) - the state has had a deep impact on the White House.

From the architecture to the furnishings, discover the influence of the Keystone State in today's article on WhiteHouseHistory.org. #PAHistory #USHistory

While Pennsylvania only lays claim to one president - James Buchanan (1857-1861) - the state has had a deep impact on the White House.

From the architecture to the furnishings, discover the influence of the Keystone State in today's article on WhiteHouseHistory.org.

An interesting bit of #PAHistory for you today. In all eight cities served as our nation’s capital in its formative year...
09/27/2017
240 years ago, Lancaster was the U.S. capital - for 24 hours

An interesting bit of #PAHistory for you today. In all eight cities served as our nation’s capital in its formative years, including Lancaster and York. Read on to learn more:

Which members of Congress made it to Lancaster remains a mystery, but enough did to constitute a quorum.

09/22/2017
The George Taylor House's cover photo
09/21/2017

The George Taylor House's cover photo

Gorgeous rainbow over the George Taylor House happening now!  🌈
09/19/2017

Gorgeous rainbow over the George Taylor House happening now! 🌈

It's the 230th Birthday of the U.S. Constitution today! 🎈🎂 George Taylor House resident David Deshler was instrumental i...
09/17/2017

It's the 230th Birthday of the U.S. Constitution today! 🎈🎂 George Taylor House resident David Deshler was instrumental in the ratification of this document in Pennsylvania in December 1787, making PA the 2nd state. www.GeorgeTaylorHouse.com

#OnThisDay in 1787, Washington and 39 delegates sign the Constitution, creating a democratic bedrock of our more perfect union, and one true national government: the United States of America: http://bit.ly/2jv12qO #ConstitutionDay

This image is a calligraphy portrait by the artist William Henry Pratt (1822-1893), who cleverly shaded the words of the Constitution and amendments so that Washington's face emerges from the text.

O say, how many of these facts about the Star Spangled Banner do you know?
09/14/2017
National Museum of American History

O say, how many of these facts about the Star Spangled Banner do you know?

Today in 1814: Soldiers at Fort McHenry, which protected the harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, raise the huge American flag that inspired the national anthem.

How many of these flag facts do you know?

09/05/2017
This looks like an amazing event not too far from home! The public is invited to a free, once-in-a-lifetime display of G...
09/01/2017

This looks like an amazing event not too far from home! The public is invited to a free, once-in-a-lifetime display of General Washington’s daring crossing of the Delaware River on Saturday, September 16 at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Beginning at dusk, world-renowned Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter and his team of lighting experts will project an array of images of the Crossing from inside a boat in the middle of the Delaware River. A hydro shield carried by one of the park’s Durham boats will create an 80-by-30-foot screen of water onto which images will be projected for over an hour. Music will accompany the show.
No tickets or registrations needed to watch from the bank of the Delaware River near the park’s Visitor Center. Learn more: http://ow.ly/BIkd30eQDhn

The public is invited to a free, once-in-a-lifetime display of General Washington’s daring crossing of the Delaware River on Saturday, September 16 at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Beginning at dusk, world-renowned Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter and his team of lighting experts will project an array of images of the Crossing from inside a boat in the middle of the Delaware River. A hydro shield carried by one of the park’s Durham boats will create an 80-by-30-foot screen of water onto which images will be projected for over an hour. Music will accompany the show.

No tickets or registrations needed to watch from the bank of the Delaware River near the park’s Visitor Center. Learn more: http://ow.ly/BIkd30eQDhn

THIS WEEKEND! Bring the whole family to an American Revolutionary War Encampment at George Taylor House on Sunday, Septe...
09/01/2017
Upcoming Events - George Taylor House

THIS WEEKEND! Bring the whole family to an American Revolutionary War Encampment at George Taylor House on Sunday, September 3 from 1-4pm. Experience camp life, see and assembly and drill of the PA Militia. George Taylor will be speaking at 2pm! See you there! http://georgetaylorhouse.com/upcoming-events/

American Revolutionary War Encampment Sunday September 3, 2017 1-4 pm George Taylor will be leading the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Reenactors portraying the Northampton County Militia. Find out about camp life, watch and assembly and drill of the troops as it was during the Revolutionary War...

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Revolutionary War at George Taylor House on September 3 from 1-4pm. Exp...
08/25/2017
Upcoming Events - George Taylor House

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Revolutionary War at George Taylor House on September 3 from 1-4pm. Experience camp life, see and assembly and drill of the PA Militia. George Taylor will be speaking at 2pm! See you there! http://georgetaylorhouse.com/upcoming-events/

American Revolutionary War Encampment Sunday September 3, 2017 1-4 pm George Taylor will be leading the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Reenactors portraying the Northampton County Militia. Find out about camp life, watch and assembly and drill of the troops as it was during the Revolutionary War...

[Did You Know] Solar Eclipses happened twice during the American Revolution? George Washington acknowledged the Pennsylv...
08/21/2017
George Washington's Eclipse

[Did You Know] Solar Eclipses happened twice during the American Revolution? George Washington acknowledged the Pennsylvania Council of Safety for notice they provided of an impending eclipse. In a letter dated January 5, 1777, Thomas Wharton warned the General that "according to Astronomical Calculations, on Thursday next between the hours of 9 and 11 in the forenoon, a great Eclipse of the Sun will be visible here..."

Solar eclipses happened twice at key moments during the American Revolutionary War.

Bring the whole family to an American Revolutionary War Encampment at George Taylor House on September 3 from 1-4pm. Exp...
08/18/2017
Upcoming Events - George Taylor House

Bring the whole family to an American Revolutionary War Encampment at George Taylor House on September 3 from 1-4pm. Experience camp life, see an assembly and drill of the PA Militia. George Taylor will be speaking at 2pm! See you there! http://georgetaylorhouse.com/upcoming-events/

American Revolutionary War Encampment Sunday September 3, 2017 1-4 pm George Taylor will be leading the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Reenactors portraying the Northampton County Militia. Find out about camp life, watch and assembly and drill of the troops as it was during the Revolutionary War...

Timeline Photos
08/17/2017

Timeline Photos

The Bachmann Players
08/16/2017

The Bachmann Players

Great exciting work going on in Easton- The Hooper house on Northampton and 5th is being saved..the Taylor Parsons house on Ferry gets new old Yellow pine boards, sourced from the 1700's, and the old downtown clocks now tell the right time!

Pennsylvania's German population was influential in the War for Independence. At the time of the revolution, Pennsylvani...
08/16/2017

Pennsylvania's German population was influential in the War for Independence. At the time of the revolution, Pennsylvania had one of the most diverse populations of all the colonies. The Declaration of Independence, and later the Constitution, were published in German. The Marechaussee Corps (or Provost Corps) formed under Bartholomew von Heer of Reading, PA recruited PA German troops, and is today considered a forerunner to US Military Police. Read more about them here: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/10/bartholomew-von-heer-and-marechaussee-corps/ #PAHistory

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