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  • Historic Craven Hall and The John Fitch Steamboat Museum

    599 Newtown Road Corner of Newtown and Street Roads Warminster PA 18974

    Historic Craven Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and retains almost 90% of its original interior from the 1840’s. It is located at the Southeast corner of Street and Newtown Roads in Warminster, PA and is a grand example of the Greek Revival style of architecture and is owned and operated by the Craven Hall Historical Society, Inc.

    The John Fitch Steamboat Museum includes a six-foot long, steam operated model of the first steamboat service in the world that carried both passengers and freight. That first commercial steamboat made three round trips on the Delaware River, each week, between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey, during the summer of 1790. This commercial steamboat traveled at up to 8 miles per hour up the river, this being twice the speed of the first commercial steamboat, of Robert Fulton, that traveled the Hudson River 17 years later. The museum is located on the grounds of Craven Hall, which are located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Street and Newtown Roads in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.



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