King George Inn Closes

The King George Inn, a National Historic Site, has closed after 42 years in business.


The historic at Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards in South Whitehall has closed.

A message on the restaurant's answering machine says, "We're sorry. The King George Inn is now closed for business. Thank you for your patronage the past 42 years."

No other additional information was immediately available.

The inn was built in 1756, and even before the Revolutionary War, it was serving weary travelers.

It has been designated a National Historic Site by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

The land surrounding the inn was recently purchased by , where a Burger King and video store once operated. The real estate company that handled the transaction said the land will be banked for now but that a hotel is likely to be constructed on the site.

The stretch of Hamilton Boulevard where the restaurant sits has seen much recent activity. In addition to the Hotel Hamilton purchase, a new three-story medical office building is rising on Hamilton Boulevard, next door to  Also in the block, another  will be constructed at the site of a former miniature golf business. 

Also, jeweler  closed after decades at the corner of Hamilton and Cedar Crest boulevards. No plans have been announced for that site.

mad August 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM
remember when the township lost the lawsuit about drainage they approved in that area that killed a man, good times. Cant wait to see the debacle the township does with a cookie cutter hotel....PennDOT should make them when they tear it down to fix the constant flooding problems at the intersection...still can not believe all the hotels along that deadly corridor
Dan Uff August 25, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Wow....Sorry to see this go. I've never been inside, but it has become a staple at that corner. So sad.
GBxUSAF August 25, 2012 at 10:43 AM
No Surprise...I guess Hotel Hamilton offered King George a boatload of cash
George August 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM
2.5 million
Brooklands August 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM
We dined there for Valentine's this year, and returned for a lunch after Mom's funeral. We had just said this week that we had to go back soon as it was a wonderful place to dine. We will miss the King George, a historic site.
mark August 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I stopped going after the owner was putting up wacky left wing political signs along Hamilton Blvd. and Cedar Crest.
Wallst August 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I stopped doing business at an establishment in SWT after the owner was putting up wacky right wing political signs.
Chris August 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM
The food may be gone but not their ghosts in the basement.
Buzz Aldrin August 26, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Neil Armstrong will NEVER eat here
Leonardo August 26, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Sad to see history justed wiped out by something as dull as a hotel. There ought to be a law about getting rid of these historic sites.
Barbara Schleicher August 26, 2012 at 03:03 AM
what do I do know I have a gift certifcate
Wayne Klein August 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Atul patel bought burger king site. He owns the holiday express Hamilton blvd.
Kimberlee K. Klois August 28, 2012 at 01:09 AM
contact the states attorney general office


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