History Tours

​Step into the Past with History-Focused Tours

Historic Downtown Easton Walking Tour with State Representative Bob Freeman

  • Location: Tour meets at the Information Tent in Centre Square
  • Hours: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (each tour lasts about 1 hour)

Parsons-Taylor House

  • The Parsons-Taylor House, built in 1757 by Surveyor-General William Parsons, is located at 40 Ferry St. and was later rented by George Taylor until his death in 1781.
  • Hours: Noon – 4 p.m.

The Sigal Museum

  • The Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St. is the leading institution of local history in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, colonial furniture and much more. On Heritage Day, the Sigal Museum will be offering interactive exhibits, museum tours and special children’s programs.
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Price: $5 admission or $10 for all four locations (Sigal Museum & 3 historic sites)

The 1753 Bachmann Publick House

  • This stone tavern, built in 1753 by Jacob and Katrina Bachmann, stands at the corner of Fermor (now Second) and Northampton Streets. Local politicians met here to exchange news or to conduct meetings, and the tavern hosted important dignitaries like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The building also serves as the site of the first courtroom in Northampton County.
  • Hours: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Price: $5 admission or $10 for all four locations (Sigal Museum & 3 historic sites)

The 1833 Mixsell-Illick House

  • Located at Fourth & Ferry Streets, the Mixsell-Illick House long served as the headquarters of Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, until the opening of the Sigal Museum in 2010. In 1928, sisters Emilie Mixsell Lalor and Mary Mixsell gifted the Society with their grandfather’s Victorian residence. This two and one-half story structure was to remain the home of the Society for the next 80 years.
  • Hours: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Price: $5 admission or $10 for all four locations (Sigal Museum & 3 historic sites)

The Jacob Nicholas House

  • The Jacob Nicholas House is one of the only buildings remaining in Easton from the Federal Period. Still retaining its original stone entryway, the building is notable for always being the home of a working class family.
  • Hours: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Price: $5 admission or $10 for all four locations (Sigal Museum & 3 historic sites)

First United Church of Christ (229 Church St.)

First United Church of Christ of Easton (aka: First U.C.C. or First Church) was established in 1745. First Church was the outcome of over 30 years of work and effort by the German Reformed congregation. As early as 1745-50, even before the founding of Easton, this congregation was organized in the Forks of the Delaware region.  

Hours: 1 – 4 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church  (234 Spring Garden St.)

Founded in 1819, the current Gothic Revival building was consecrated in 1874.  During the early 20th century, a legacy of artistic installations using ecclesiastical symbolism and designs have made Trinity renown as Easton’s most beautifully decorated church.  Come experience the stories of stained glass windows, a Mercer Tile Floor designed with ancient symbols, an ironwork Rood Screen for spiritual journeys, and an extraordinary array of work from the D’Ascenzo Studios of Philadelphia. 

Stop by their concession booth in Centre Square.

Hours: Noon – 4 p.m.