The David Bradford House
of Washington, PA

The Bradford House was built in 1788 and was home  to the Whiskey Rebellion, the first domestic challenge to the new American government.

~The mission of the Bradford House Historical Association is to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the David Bradford House and Museum and to educate the public on the role of David Bradford and the Whiskey Rebellion in shaping American history.~ 

house front

Photo courtesy of the Observer-Reporter


The Bradford House may be visited 7 days a week (except holidays) year round by appointment only.  To schedule a tour call 724-222-3604.

GHOST TOURS - FRIDAY October 24th and SATURDAY October 25th from 6 pm to 9.40 pm.  The cost is $5 per person.  These walking tours start at the Bradford House gardens.  No reservations necessary.  Drinks, cookies and T-shirts will be available for purchase.  ~NEW STORIES EVERY YEAR~  CLICK HERE

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 is the first BOY SCOUT WORKSHOP ---- Earn your "American Heritage Merit Badge" at the David Bradford House.  For more information on the workshop ~ CLICK HERE

March 27 and 28th, 2015 is the History Symposium with Benjamin Franklin ~ CLICK HERE

Local Business Partnerships - CLICK HERE

The "Gardens" at the Bradford House are now available to rent for small occasions and picture taking.  For more information on rentals, go to the Visit Us page.


The Bradford House is presently owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is managed by the Bradford House Historical Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit corporation.

This site is maintained by the Association. This page was revised August 2014.