New Hope’s Logan Inn: A Step Back Into Haunted Time

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By Marjorie Dorfman

In the heart of charming downtown New Hope, PA, along picturesque Ferry Street, stands the Logan Inn, a testament to an era long faded in the mists of time. Established as a tavern by John Wells back in 1722, if the old walls could speak, they would tell tales of visits New Hope’s earliest residents, some of whom, it is said, still linger in the ether of the air.

The Logan Inn is Buck’s County’s prideful peacock, for it stands alone as the area’s oldest continuously run Inn and one of the five oldest in the United States. It is also the only New Hope hostelry in the National Register of Historic Places. The inn’s interior boasts of the artistry of a bygone era while amenities and services couldn’t be more modern. Still, over the years, some guests have whispered about close encounters of the fifth, sixth and seventh kind, namely ghosts.

The Ghosts of New Hope

There have been several ghosts cited, both of children and adults, but the most lingering specter concerns a Revolutionary War solider who is seen entering different area of the Inn, including the bar, the dining room and the basement. As the story goes, during that great conflict, some of the dead from one of the battles were stored in the basement of the Logan Inn until proper burial for the soldiers could be accomplished. This specter is said to be among them, but only The Great Shadow can say who he is.

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