The Three Tuns Inn first opened its door to travelers, launching a long tradition of hospitality
General Lafayette and 2,200 men come from Valley Forge to what was then Barren Hill to spy on the British in Philadelphia; in May, they defeated the attacking British. Generals Smallwood and Hull were said to have used the Inn as their headquarters. After the war, the Dager and Hitner families expanded the inn, adding the unique corner fireplaces.
A trolley line connects the inn with travelers from Philadelphia
Ludwig Zackiewicz changes the name to the Lafayette Hotel to reflect the building’s heritage.
Zackiewicz saves the building from demolition and persuades new owner Ted Helmetag to make extensive improvements to what became known as The General Lafayette Inn.
Preservationist Mike McGlynn restores The General Lafayette Inn to its Colonial splendor.
The same team that brought you the popular From the Boot restaurants in Lafayette Hill, Ambler, Blue Bell and Wayne open The General, a brand-new American restaurant.