The 1753 Bachmann Publick House is Easton's only surviving 18th century tavern and oldest standing building. Recently restored this original 3 story stone building was constructed in 1753 by Jacob and Katrinna Bachmann. The building was once the home to Northampton's Court and today it is the only colonial Courtroom remaining today in Northampton County. Famous persons such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, General John Sullivan, William Ellery and William Whipple (signers of the Declaration) were guests and attendants at the Bachmann. In fact in 1761 George Taylor, Easton?s signer of the Declaration purchased the Bachmann Publick House after the mortgage was called. He owned the inn for several years before selling it. Eighty percent of the building is original with exceptional care taken to match the reconstruction perfectly. There are five working fireplaces including a huge walk in open hearth where you can experience colonial cooking several times a year. Coming in 2005 on display will be several period rooms and showcases of Bachmann family owned artifacts on generous loan to us through a family descendant. The 1753 Bachmann Publick House is open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday 12:00 PM to 5 PM. During the year the site hosts a huge and diverse selection of programs including such events as open hearth cooking demonstrations and classes, historical sewing classes, Fireside Concerts, Gambols (18th century game nights), theatrical performances, Ghost Tours, Scouting and school programs, local artist exhibits, colonial craft classes, literary book discussions, Georgian Christmas programs, Jane Austen celebrations, Colonial dances and lessons, our FAMOUS 18th century Colonial Ball held each year in early October, and a large list of others.
Facility Amenities: Admission Charged: Adults $5; Seniors $4; Students ages 5-12 $3.50, Gift Shop