1753 Bachmann Publick House

Located at 2nd & Northampton Streets in Easton, this stone tavern was built by Jacob Bachmann and his wife at the corner of Fermor (now Second) and Northampton Streets in 1753. Local politicians would meet here to exchange news or to conduct meetings. Some important men who stayed here included John Adams of Mass., William Ellery of R. I., and William Whipple of N. H., all signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as George Taylor, signer, who owned the tavern for a period of time.

A large room on the second floor served as the first Court of Northampton County from 1753 to 1766. Ben Franklin chronicled his visits to the County Court at Bachmann, but there is no local documentation of the visits.

The BPH is open for programs and special events. Tea parties, colonial activities and dinner theatre offered by the Bachmann Players are some of the activities that are frequently held. The BPH is also available for group tours and private rental. Contact the Director of Operations at 610-253-1222 for more information.

For information on dinner theatre events at the Bachmann Publick House and how you can become involved with the Bachmann Players, check the link below: