Drover's Inn

Panhandle Trail

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A side view of the historic Drover’s Inn, now a restaurant and tavern.

Photo by: Nyttend/Wikimedia

Since the early 1850s, Drover’s Inn has provided a warm meal and lodging to travelers and cattle drover—shepherds of cows—passing along on the Washington Pike. The brick inn was built between 1848 and 1851 by John Fowler and remained in his family until 1965. The surrounding property also includes two buildings that predate the inn: the Fowlers’ log house and a cottage built by Robert Douglas for Mary Fowler. Some interior walls have been taken from the log house for the re-creation of the nearby Meadowcroft Village [1]

Though the Drover’s Inn no longer provides overnight accommodations, guests can enjoy their dinner inside the original inn or settle down in the tavern housed within the original fruit and coal cellar below the inn.




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