Birthplace of the nation just minutes from New Hope PA



Step Back in Time

The Inn at Bowman's Hill is just 4 miles from Washington Crossing and the site of General Washington's triumphant 1776 crossing of the Delaware ... arguably the real birthplace of our nation. New Hope, PA and Bucks County share a proud and rich history. Explore the many opportunities to step back in time!

Retrace the route of early merchants on a mule-drawn barge, take a tour of the many covered bridges, ride on the New Hope-Ivyland railroad and recall a childhood journey or explore Pennsylvania Impressionism at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Welcome!


Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Henry Mercer's collections were varied and seemingly endless, including more than 50.000 objects of everyday life, tools and artifacts. See the soul of early America and the heritage of Bucks County The seven story concrete building was built between 1913 and 1916. 12 miles

525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901

The Fonthill was designed by Mercer himself, and is amongst the finest examples of the American Arts and Crafts style. Constructed between 1908 and 1910 entirely of hand mixed concrete This eclectic castle boasts 44 rooms, 32 stairwells, 18 fireplaces and more than 200 different style windows.. An amazing must-visit architectural gem. 12 miles.

James Michener Museum
138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Features four permanent exhibitions and some twelve changing exhibitions per year. 12 miles

Parry Mansion Museum
45 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

The 18th century home of the New Hope Historical Society. From the original settlers, the Lenni-Lenape Indians, to the Dutch and English followed by the Quakers to today's varied population; New Hope maintains its status as a place where diversity is celebrated.


Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938

Experience the golden era of the steam railroad right here in New Hope! Steam passenger service between New Hope and Buckingham Valley began on August 6, 1966. Dinner tours in the warmer months. 3 miles

Friends of the Delaware Canal
145 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938

The friends of the Delaware canal is an independent not for profit organization working to restore, preserve and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings. The Friends of the Delaware Canal are headquartered in the historic Locktender's House at Lock 11 in New Hope.

Washington Crossing Visitor Center / Museum
Route 32 at Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Part of Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) and close to Washington Crossing State Park (NJ) the center has undergone a 2 year renovation and will reopen spring 2013. Site of General Washington's Christmas Day 1776 crossing of the Delaware River. 4 miles

Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century...towpath extends some 60 miles. Great for biking and hiking. Less than 1 mile from the Inn