The General Wayne Inn

Episode 3 – Originally Published in 2016

Built before the Revolutionary War, the General Wayne Inn was America’s oldest operating restaurant and inn before it closed in 2002.    The inn’s history dates back to 1704, cropping up in early American history over and over for centuries. It’s believed Edgar Allen Poe wrote portions of “The Raven” while sipping libations at the General Wayne Inn.

In the 1990’s the inn became known as a hotbed for paranormal activity and was even featured on Philadelphia radio stations with live broadcasts from the General Wayne on Halloween. Sadly, it’s also known for the tragic death of executive chef Jim Webb at the hands of his partner Guy Sileo in 1996.

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