Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Federal Inn, erected about 1754. George Washington, with military escort, was a guest here, October, 1794, when on his way to muster an armed force to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
Location. 40° 20.129′ N, 75° 55.693′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and 5th Street (Business U.S. 222), on the right when traveling west on Penn Street. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the former Farmers National Bank building on Penn Square in downtown Reading. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Federal Inn (a few steps from this marker); Hiester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (within shouting distance of this Col. Conrad Weiser (within shouting distance of this marker); William Strong (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 400 feet away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
Also see . . . Whiskey Rebellion. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 785 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.