Bomberger's Distillery

Also known as: Michter's Distillery
7 mi. SW of Newmanstown off PA 501, Newmanstown, Pennsylvania

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Description 

Dating from 1753, Bomberger's, the Nation's oldest distillery, represented the transformation of whiskey distilling from an agricultural enterprise into a large-scale industry. The Still House, Warehouse, and Jug House date from about 1840. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 16, 1980

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1975
Reference number
75001649
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1840; 1860; 1880
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 4
Non-contributing structures: 1