Live Where Washington’s Soldiers Once Shopped in Upper Makefield


It’s not quite “George Washington slept here” but this site of the former Eagle Tavern is pretty close. Legend has it that his men bought goods at the shop that once occupied the building. In addition to selling sundries, the old Eagle Tavern also hosted a hotel with a ballroom, served as a post office and doubled as a voting location.

Today the home retains many period details like original built-ins, locksets and hinges. The exposed beams are charming and the 18-inch-thick walls are bound to elicit a “they sure don’t make them like they used to” from any number of visitors. The home has also been updated from top to bottom. Washington’s soldiers wouldn’t quite recognize the commercial-grade Jenn-Air stove, nor the fancy master bath bidet. They probably would recognize the butler’s stairway connecting the basement and the second floor. Other updates include new HVAC, new pumpkin pine flooring and fieldstone walk-in fireplace.

The master suite overlooks the lovely Jericho Mountains just outside. The property also includes a new Amish-built three-car garage with custom doors and a fully finished second floor (complete with heat and air conditioning!).

Beds: 6
Baths: 3.5
Square feet: 3,666
Price: $1.425 million

Listing: 96 Woodhill Road, Upper Makefield, PA 18940