Bomberger's Distillery

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



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 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1975
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
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