Welcome to Historic Craven Hall
Craven Hall is a stately Federal/Greek Revival home built in stages between 1790 and 1845 and serves as the headquarters of the Craven Hall Historical Society, Inc. The house is located on a ¾ acre plot at the southeast corner of Street and Newtown Roads in Warminster, PA. Craven Hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
An adjacent 1920’s era carriage house/garage on the property houses the John Fitch Steamboat Museum dedicated to the inventor of the world’s first commercial steamboat in 1790.
The Craven Hall Historical Society, Inc. owns and operates Craven Hall, The John Fitch Steamboat Museum and the nearby Craven/Vansant Burying Ground. The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing education programs and conducting events to highlight late 18th and early 19th century life in this history-rich area of Bucks County, PA.
In association with The John Fitch Steamboat Museum
John Fitch, a native of Windsor, Conn. born in 1743, was a mechanical genius whose patience and perseverance overcame incredible obstacles in conceiving, building and operating the world’s first commercial steamboat. It traveled nearly three thousand miles on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Trenton in 1790, but failed to attract the financial backing he needed to succeed. His was a technological breakthrough that was ahead of its time.
To discover more about his fascinating life and achievements, click here.
News & Events
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
MONTHLY HOUSE & MUSEUM TOURS - 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - NOON TO 3:00 pm
5K RACE in OCTOBER
Craven Hall and the John Fitch Steamboat Museum will hold their 19th annual Crooked Billet 5K Race, 5K Health Walk and 1 mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 18th in Warminster Community Park. The Race/Walk commences at 9:30AM and is preceeded by a 1 mile Fun Run at 9:00AM. This event raises funds for the operation and maintenance of Historic Craven Hall and helps support our on-going education programs.
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Above: Willow Dale gives gift to Craven Hall
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Above: The new Early Schools Exhibit is now open.
For more info, visit our Events page.