The uniformity of English-based vernacular across eastern Pennsylvania is evident in this two-room-deep, central-hall-plan house that overlooks the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River. It is likely that Revolutionary War officer Samuel Auchmuty built the inn in 1791 as the eastern terminus for a ferry operated by Adam Fisher, who lived across the river on the Isle of Que. The community surrounding the building became known as Fisher's Ferry. The stone building has served as a hotel, ferry house, post office (1854), and railroad station (1857). Today, as Penn's Tavern, it is a dining establishment that continues to be a favorite stopping place for the refreshment of weary travelers.
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