Friends of Martin's Tavern (FOMT) is dedicated to the enhancement of the village life of Marshallton PA. FOMT's mission is to improve the historical and cultural heritage of the area through preservation, events and education.
From Antiques to Vintage. FOMT hosts a sale at various times during the year. We look forward to seeing you. Funds raised through this event support FOMT's conservation efforts. Thanks for your loyal support this past year.
Celebrate with FOMT Humphry Marshall's 300th birthday this weekend!
On Saturday, October 8th, Northbrook Road will be closed from Strasburg Road to Clayton Road from 9 am to 5 pm. Please follow detours accordingly. The road will be closed for the safety of those attending the Humphry Marshall 300th Celebration event at Martin's Tavern.
Out of town guests looking for accommodations may consider:
The Hotel Warner - https://www.hotelwarner.com/
Suggestions from the Brandywine Valley Website - https://www.brandywinevalley.com/accommodations/
Who is Humphry Marshall (1722-1801)? Humphry Marshall is the namesake for the Village of Marshallton. Few people know about his many talents. Articles in the West Bradford Newsletter, starting with the Fall 2021 edition, are providing insight into his life.
There will be colonial cooking/tastings throughout the day. Additional food will be available for purchase. Period music will be performed by Charlie Zahm and Friends. There will be children’s activities. Please put this special day on your calendar and plan to attend.
Beginning in 2003, Friends of Martin's Tavern (FOMT), a citizen-formed 501c(3) non-profit corporation, restored Martin's Tavern. Since that restoration, several neglected properties within site of the tavern have seen restorative work and the village grows more beautiful every year. While no one can claim that the restoration of the tavern by itself has sparked a renaissance of pride in Marshallton, it can be said that when a small village cares for its most neglected properties in this way, it can’t help but be an inspiration to those who own other historic structures in the village.
FOMT is also the caretakers of the Marshallton Blacksmith Shop, a nearby historic building which was built in 1750 and remains essentially unchanged from its original condition.