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Come and Experience a piece of Pennsylvania's treasured past, located in Catasauqua, PA.

George Taylor House

George Taylor House

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 built in 1768 by George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence. 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.

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Meet George Taylor

Colonial Ironmaster George Taylor built the George Taylor House in 1768. He is one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. He is one of 3 signers born in Ireland and the only signer to have once been an indentured servant. 

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Inside the House

The Interior of the George Taylor House has been carefully restored to it’s 17th century appearance. The original firebacks remain in the fireplaces, including one which bears the initials ‘GT’ and the year the house was built, 1768.

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Plan Your Visit

George Taylor House is open the First Sunday of the month from May to December, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Family friendly events are planned throughout the year. With much to see and do in and around the George Taylor House, plan your visit today. 

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Upcoming Events

Meet “General” Ben Franklin & ‘Name the Mouse’ Event! 

Meet ‘General’ Ben Franklin! at the George Taylor House Catasauqua on Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM.

Hear Tales of the “Franklin Militia” as Ben Franklin presents his tales at 2 PM.

Winner of the George Taylor House ‘Name the Mouse’ competition announced!

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