Get our newsletters

Tyler State Park self-guided walking tour to explore historic properties


The Newtown Historic Association will hold its annual self-guided walking tour of Tyler State Park beginning at 10 a.m. at the Boathouse Pavilion Saturday, Sept. 23.

The tour will highlight the historic properties and farmhouses scattered throughout the Tyler State Park grounds.

As part of this ticketed event, representatives from both the Newtown Historic Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be on hand to provide a general overview and answer questions at the beginning of the day.

All registrants will receive a 100-page book, “The History of Tyler State Park – A Self-Guided Walking Tour,” by Brian Rounsavill. The limited-edition book contains rare photographs and detailed descriptions of the many historic properties and farmhouses, including the construction of the Tyler mansion, and how they were acquired by the Tyler family in the early 1900s. The cost of the book is $16, and the book will serve as your ticket.

Once registrants receive their tour book and orientation, they will be free to tour the park on their own.

For information and to purchase books, visit or call us at 215-968-4004.