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The Market at DelVal, Doylestown, PA McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Quakertown, PA Town and Country Players, Buckingham, PA Balloon Rides by The U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team, St. Peters, PA Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

Cultivating the power of the arts - the Abington Art Center inspires individuals and strengthening community. Located on a historic 27 acre campus in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts a part of your world. We believe art should be engaging, approachable and, above all else, fun. At Abington Art Center, you won't just observe art. You'll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it. Visit our Sculpture Park and galleries featuring the work of today's artists, explore making art yourself in one of our many workshops and classes or bring your family for one of our many events such as concerts on the lawn, or coffee talks with artists. Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road , Jenkintown, PA 19046

Cultivating the power of the arts - the Abington Art Center inspires individuals and strengthening community. Located on a historic 27 acre campus in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts a part of your world. We believe art should be engaging, approachable and, above all else, fun. At Abington Art Center, you won't just observe art. You'll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it. Visit our Sculpture Park and galleries featuring the work of today's artists, explore making art yourself in one of our many workshops and classes or bring your family for one of our many events such as concerts on the lawn, or coffee talks with artists.

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This magnificent Victorian mansion was built in 1927 by William and Martha Chapman. Their architect visited England to study Tudor manor houses. In 1941 at a famous Christmas Party, the Von Trapp family sang in the great hall. After Martha's death in 1960, the mansion was used as a seminary and drug rehabilitation center. After that it was vacant, vandalized, and burned, and slated for demolition. Thanks to the Heritage Conservancy this magnificent structure was saved and completely rehabilitated. Today it houses the Conservancy's offices and can be rented for special events. Aldie Mansion
85 Old Dublin Pike , Doylestown, PA 18901

This magnificent Victorian mansion was built in 1927 by William and Martha Chapman. Their architect visited England to study Tudor manor houses. In 1941 at a famous Christmas Party, the Von Trapp family sang in the great hall. After Martha's death in 1960, the mansion was used as a seminary and drug rehabilitation center. After that it was vacant, vandalized, and burned, and slated for demolition. Thanks to the Heritage Conservancy this magnificent structure was saved and completely rehabilitated. Today it houses the Conservancy's offices and can be rented for special events.

Phone: 215-345-7020     Website     MAP   



When you visit Andalusia, home for generations of one of Philadelphia's first families, you share in the hospitality enjoyed by illustrious guests for more than 150 years.Andalusia is the finest example of Greek Revival domestic architecture in the United States. Andalusia on the Delaware
1237 State Rd , Andalusia, PA 19020

When you visit Andalusia, home for generations of one of Philadelphia's first families, you share in the hospitality enjoyed by illustrious guests for more than 150 years.Andalusia is the finest example of Greek Revival domestic architecture in the United States.

Phone: 215-245-5479     Website     MAP   



The ancestral home of the Pemberton family is located on the Newportville-Fallsington Road in Bucks County and has been known for two hundred and ninety years as Bolton Farm. Historically and architecturally, the house is one of the most significant in Pennsylvania; nearly every one of its inhabitants since the days of William Penn has influenced the course of history in the state. Bolton Mansion
85 Holly Drive , Levittown, PA 19055

The ancestral home of the Pemberton family is located on the Newportville-Fallsington Road in Bucks County and has been known for two hundred and ninety years as Bolton Farm. Historically and architecturally, the house is one of the most significant in Pennsylvania; nearly every one of its inhabitants since the days of William Penn has influenced the course of history in the state.

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In the Bryn Athyn Cathedral there are no right angles or straight lines. The walls of the building are skewed against each other, bowing out in the middle only to return at the opposite wall. This subtle quality represents the unpredictable path of human growth. This spiritual principle is the very foundation of the design of this web site. We welcome you and invite you to come again. Bryn Athyn Cathedral
900 Cathedral Road , Bryn Athn, PA 19009

In the Bryn Athyn Cathedral there are no right angles or straight lines. The walls of the building are skewed against each other, bowing out in the middle only to return at the opposite wall. This subtle quality represents the unpredictable path of human growth. This spiritual principle is the very foundation of the design of this web site. We welcome you and invite you to come again.

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The Bucks County Children's Museum's mission is to a fun, interactive and educational environment for children, parents and schools with exhibits that reflect Bucks County's unique history and culture. Bucks County Childrens' Museum
500 Union Square , New Hope, PA 18938

The Bucks County Children's Museum's mission is to a fun, interactive and educational environment for children, parents and schools with exhibits that reflect Bucks County's unique history and culture.

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The Museum houses many artifacts related to the Civil War on subjects dealing with Doylestown, the 104th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, as well as the War in general. The articles on display are on permanent or temporary loan from area collectors and history enthusiasts. Donations are always accepted. Bucks County Civil War Museum
32 N. Broad St , Doylestown, PA 18901

The Museum houses many artifacts related to the Civil War on subjects dealing with Doylestown, the 104th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, as well as the War in general. The articles on display are on permanent or temporary loan from area collectors and history enthusiasts. Donations are always accepted.

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Burnside Plantation is an 18th century Moravian farm that today is a living history museum. The Plantation demonstrates farming methods between 1748 and 1848, a time of great change in agriculture. Learn what life was like on a Moravian farm and develop an understanding of early American domestic crafts and lifestyle. The site is also home to an old Native American Village. Burnside Plantation
1461 Schoenersville Road , Bethlehem, PA 18018

Burnside Plantation is an 18th century Moravian farm that today is a living history museum. The Plantation demonstrates farming methods between 1748 and 1848, a time of great change in agriculture. Learn what life was like on a Moravian farm and develop an understanding of early American domestic crafts and lifestyle. The site is also home to an old Native American Village.

Phone: 610-691-6055     Website     MAP   



Craven Hall is a historical home located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  The site was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The home was so named, in the 20th century, when the building was used as a school.  The oldest section of the home was built in the late 18th century.  The property was purchased from Giles Craven by Harmon Vansant, in 1798.  The Vansant family then made it their home from 1799 to 1871. Craven Hall
Newtown and Street Roads , Warminster, PA 18974

Craven Hall is a historical home located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The site was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was so named, in the 20th century, when the building was used as a school. The oldest section of the home was built in the late 18th century. The property was purchased from Giles Craven by Harmon Vansant, in 1798. The Vansant family then made it their home from 1799 to 1871.

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The David Library of the American Revolution is a privately endowed, nonprofit foundation devoted to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. The library's mission is the collection and dissemination of information on the period and the support of related programs. The David Library, a specialized research institution, is open to the public upon completion of a simple registration form. Admission is free. David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road , Washington Crossing, PA 18977

The David Library of the American Revolution is a privately endowed, nonprofit foundation devoted to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. The library's mission is the collection and dissemination of information on the period and the support of related programs. The David Library, a specialized research institution, is open to the public upon completion of a simple registration form. Admission is free.

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The mission of the DVFM is to preserve, collect, record, and exhibit the history of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services within the Delaware Valley, but in particular PA and NJ. Through museum exhibits and educational tours, we honor and remember the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the fire and emergency services. See the website for dates and times. Delaware Valley Fire Museum
46 N. Sugan Road , New Hope, PA 18938

The mission of the DVFM is to preserve, collect, record, and exhibit the history of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services within the Delaware Valley, but in particular PA and NJ. Through museum exhibits and educational tours, we honor and remember the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the fire and emergency services. See the website for dates and times.

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Commemorating the history of Doylestown, so that Doylestown, its people, places, and events may long be remembered. Doylestown Historical Society
56 South Main Street , Doylestown, PA 18901

Commemorating the history of Doylestown, so that Doylestown, its people, places, and events may long be remembered.

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Henry Mercer (1856-1930) built Fonthill as his home between 1908 and 1912. The concrete castle boasts 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces and more than 200 windows of varying size and shape. The interior walls, floors and ceilings are elaborately adorned with an incredible array of Mercer's original handcrafted tiles. Fonthill Museum
525 East Court Street , Doylestown, PA 18901

Henry Mercer (1856-1930) built Fonthill as his home between 1908 and 1912. The concrete castle boasts 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces and more than 200 windows of varying size and shape. The interior walls, floors and ceilings are elaborately adorned with an incredible array of Mercer's original handcrafted tiles.

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Glen Foerd on the Delaware, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 18-acres at the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. It is the only remaining riverfront estate in Philadelphia open to the public. The estate was saved from demolition by a coalition of dedicated neighbors in the immediate community. The Glen Foerd estate was established by Charles Macalester in 1850. The estate consists of a three story Italianate riverfront house, stone gas house, ice house, Gothic-style gatehouse, a sixty foot high stone water tower, five large greenhouses and riverfront cupola. The grounds include a formal rose garden, vineyard, and riverfront oaks that date back over 300 years. Glen Foerd on the Delaware
5001 Grant Avenue , Philadelphia, PA 19114

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 18-acres at the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. It is the only remaining riverfront estate in Philadelphia open to the public. The estate was saved from demolition by a coalition of dedicated neighbors in the immediate community. The Glen Foerd estate was established by Charles Macalester in 1850. The estate consists of a three story Italianate riverfront house, stone gas house, ice house, Gothic-style gatehouse, a sixty foot high stone water tower, five large greenhouses and riverfront cupola. The grounds include a formal rose garden, vineyard, and riverfront oaks that date back over 300 years.

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Glencairn Museum educates visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Road , Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Glencairn Museum educates visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods.

Phone: 267-502-2600     Website     MAP   



Graeme Park is a 44-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century. A visit to Graeme Park is nature trails, a picnic lunch, and a visit with the politicians, physicians, patriots, loyalists, poets, and writers who frequented the Keith House. Graeme Park Historic Site
859 County Line Road , Horsham, PA 19044

Graeme Park is a 44-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century. A visit to Graeme Park is nature trails, a picnic lunch, and a visit with the politicians, physicians, patriots, loyalists, poets, and writers who frequented the Keith House.

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The Hatfield Auto Museum offers a truly unique automotive experience. Conveniently located in Hatfield (Montgomery County) PA, we specialize in Antique, Classic and Special-Interest cars. Hatfield Auto Museum
41 East Lincoln Avenue , Hatfield, PA 19440

The Hatfield Auto Museum offers a truly unique automotive experience. Conveniently located in Hatfield (Montgomery County) PA, we specialize in Antique, Classic and Special-Interest cars.

Phone: 215-205-9992     Website     MAP   



The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden. Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th, century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture. The site features nine outbuildings, including a bank barn, springhouse, greenhouse, smokehouse and Gothic Revival gardener's cottage. Highlands Mansion and Gardens
7001 Sheaff Lane , Fort Washington, PA 19034

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden. Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th, century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture. The site features nine outbuildings, including a bank barn, springhouse, greenhouse, smokehouse and Gothic Revival gardener's cottage.

Phone: 215-641-2687     Website     MAP   



The Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage from the 18th into the 20th centuries. The Museum is housed in the restored 3-story bank barn that was built into the hillside to make both floors accessible from ground level.  Livestock were kept on the lower level, crops above. In bad weather, the farmer could feed without going outdoors.  Today, some of the exhibits arranged in the barn cover the tools and equipment used by the farmer to raise and harvest the crops that provided fodder for livestock and commodities to sell. Other displays cover the domestic chores of the farmer's wife in the preparation and preservation of food and the making of clothing. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Rte. 29) , Lambertville, NJ 08530

The Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage from the 18th into the 20th centuries. The Museum is housed in the restored 3-story bank barn that was built into the hillside to make both floors accessible from ground level. Livestock were kept on the lower level, crops above. In bad weather, the farmer could feed without going outdoors. Today, some of the exhibits arranged in the barn cover the tools and equipment used by the farmer to raise and harvest the crops that provided fodder for livestock and commodities to sell. Other displays cover the domestic chores of the farmer's wife in the preparation and preservation of food and the making of clothing.

Phone: 609-397-2752     Website     MAP   



Howell Living History Farm is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 - a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley, and when farms were bordered by snake fences and Osage orange trees. Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden's Lane , Titusville, NJ 08560

Howell Living History Farm is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 - a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley, and when farms were bordered by snake fences and Osage orange trees.

Phone: 609-737-3299     Website     MAP   



Housed within the massive stonewalls that were originally part of the Bucks County Jail, the James A. Michener Art Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. In addition to hosting changing exhibitions from around the country, the Michener Art Museum is home to the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine Street , Doylestown, PA 18901

Housed within the massive stonewalls that were originally part of the Bucks County Jail, the James A. Michener Art Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. In addition to hosting changing exhibitions from around the country, the Michener Art Museum is home to the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings.

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John Fitch Steamboat Museum contains exhibits depicting the adventuresome life of John Fitch and the steamboat that he invented. It includes a six-foot long model of the first commercial steamboat in the world. During the summer of 1790, this steamboat made 3 round trips per week on the Delaware River between Philadelphia & Trenton.  Fitch's steamboat traveled at a maximum speed of 8 miles/hour - twice the speed of Robert Fulton's commercial steamboat that traveled the Hudson River 17 years later. John Fitch Steamboat Museum
Street and Newtown Roads , Warminster, PA 18974

John Fitch Steamboat Museum contains exhibits depicting the adventuresome life of John Fitch and the steamboat that he invented. It includes a six-foot long model of the first commercial steamboat in the world. During the summer of 1790, this steamboat made 3 round trips per week on the Delaware River between Philadelphia & Trenton. Fitch's steamboat traveled at a maximum speed of 8 miles/hour - twice the speed of Robert Fulton's commercial steamboat that traveled the Hudson River 17 years later.

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Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, author, and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands first inspired young Audubon's passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate remains largely as Audubon found it. It serves as an educational center of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to connecting people with nature. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum displaying original Audubon prints, oil paintings, and memorabilia. John James Audubon Center Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road , Audubon, PA 19403

Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, author, and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands first inspired young Audubon's passion for painting and drawing birds. Today, the 175-acre estate remains largely as Audubon found it. It serves as an educational center of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to connecting people with nature. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum displaying original Audubon prints, oil paintings, and memorabilia.

Phone: 610-666-5593     Website     MAP   



Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum is located on the former Naval Air Development (NADC) site in Warminster PA. The centrifuge is the largest human centrifuge ever built and where the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts trained to understand the effects of high G-forces on the human body. Our goal is to establish a world class educational facility that will inspire local students to pursue engineering and science careers to ensure America's future technological leadership. Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum
780 Falcon Circle , Warminster, PA 18974

Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum is located on the former Naval Air Development (NADC) site in Warminster PA. The centrifuge is the largest human centrifuge ever built and where the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts trained to understand the effects of high G-forces on the human body. Our goal is to establish a world class educational facility that will inspire local students to pursue engineering and science careers to ensure America's future technological leadership.

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Tour the country estates of Andalusia, Glen Foerd and Pennsbury Manor on an elegant bus tour with step-on guide, lunch and gift shop. Mansions Along the Delaware
400 Pennsbury Memorial Road , Morrisville, PA 19067

Tour the country estates of Andalusia, Glen Foerd and Pennsbury Manor on an elegant bus tour with step-on guide, lunch and gift shop.

Phone: 215-788-9432     Website     MAP