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Bucks County Museums & History

Explore the many museums in Bucks County and opportunities to step back in time to American History.

Parry Mansion Museum

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. 3 miles

45 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 862-5652
Distance: 3 miles

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

525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 348-9461
Distance: 12 miles
James Michener Museum

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

138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 340-9800
Distance: 12 miles
Mercer Museum

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

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 345-0210
Distance: 12 miles
Other History
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.


(610) 982-5560
Distance: 1 mile
Hope & Ivyland Railroad

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

32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 862-2332
Distance: 3 miles
Washington Crossing Visitor Center / Museum

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

Route 32 at Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

(215) 493-4076
Distance: 4 miles
Friends of the Delaware Canal

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. 8 miles

145 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 862-2021
Distance: 8 miles