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Attractions & Lodging

There are plenty of things to see and do in Lower Bucks County. The past is alive and well as an abundance of historical attractions can be found. Additionally, other varied events and destinations located throughout the region provide enjoyment, fun and relaxation for all ages and interests.

Historic Fallsington

Historic Fallsington is the 300-year-old village seat of a long-standing Quaker community. The site of four Quaker meetinghouses, Fallsington is where William Penn worshipped and is also home to uniquely American architectural styles from the 17th through 20th centuries. Guided and self-guided tours are available, showcasing Fallsington’s architecture, culture and history.

Pennsbury Manor is William Penn’s 17th-century country estate along the Delaware River. The house sits on 43 acres and is complete with furnishings from the era, outbuildings, livestock and gardens. Tours, special festivals, summer camps and school excursions and programs are available.

Toured by more than 65,000 visitors annually, the Mercer Museum honors historian and archaeologist Henry Mercer’s desire to preserve handmade objects made obsolete by the Industrial Revolution. The collection of more than 40,000 tools, vehicles and other objects is considered to be the most complete of its kind in the United States. A national historic landmark, the museum strives to conserve, interpret and display these items from early American history.

James A. Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown has a large compilation of paintings on exhibit along with an outdoor sculpture garden. Special exhibits, events and programs occur throughout the year celebrating Bucks County’s area artists.

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is a “working history”museum. Handmade tiles are created in a manner similar to the methods cultivated by Henry Chapman Mercer, the pottery’s founder and builder. Tours are offered and feature displays, installations and different facets of tile-making.

The Margaret R. Grundy Museum in Bristol is the Victorian-era home of Senator Joseph R. Grundy. Situated along the banks of the Delaware River, visitors are invited to step back into the 1800s and admire the craftsmanship, elegance and splendor of this home.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is the site where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River, ultimately leading to a defeat of the European’s Hessian Army and a dramatic turn of events for the Revolutionary War. Visitors to the park enjoy tours, activities, special events and more.

Sesame Place

A very popular family attraction is Sesame Place, a theme park with three new rides, fun shows and parades. Visitors can meet their favorite Sesame Street friends such as Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo. Dining at Sesame Place is fun as well—guests can choose from snack bars, three restaurants and experience up-close dining with furry Sesame Street friends. Gift shops offer personalized souvenirs and unique merchandise.

Additionally, a wide range of lodging is available. Bed and breakfasts, cottages, country inns, hostels and hotels all conveniently lie in Lower Bucks County. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, a host of amenities and services are available to meet a variety of needs.

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