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Peddler’s Village

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Peddler's Village offers a small town experience just one hour from Philadelphia. Credit: Peddler's Village

Follow Your Heart To Bucks

Few places have the character, allure and ability to withstand the test of time as adeptly as Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tucked neatly within Philadelphia’s Countryside amidst rolling hillsides, working farms and picturesque old-time towns, Bucks County is marked by a particularly inviting countryside.

Be it a weekend getaway or a week-long excursion, Bucks County maintains an allure that is sure to enchant you. No matter whether you're in search of historical delights, wonderful accommodations, magnificent museums or enjoyable shops, you will find that Bucks County offers it all.

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Towns of Bucks County

From public gardens, arboreta and miles of open space to acres of grape vines and specialty shops, explore 15 Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside in our new interactive guide. Discover three charming towns in Bucks County, below.

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  • James A. Michener Art Museum

    Showcase for Pennsylvania Impressionism and other notable arts of the region

    The James A. Michener Art Museum in New Hope, PA.

    In the heart of Bucks County, the Michener Art Museum houses the finest collection anywhere of Pennsylvania Impressionist painters. Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, Daniel Garber and other artists of the Bucks County school are well represented — including Garber’s magnificent mural, A Wooded Watershed, rescued and placed here.

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  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

     Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.

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  • Nockamixon State Park

    The largest lake in Southeastern Pennsylvania, accompanied by a 5,283-acre park

    Lake Nockamixon State Park

    Offering more than 1,450 acres and four public launching areas, Lake Nockamixon is a popular spot for boating of all kinds, including catamarans and windsurfers. Anglers also enjoy this warm, expansive water lake, which is stocked with a variety of species.

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  • Sesame Place

    Nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show, Sesame Street®

    Meet your favorite furry friends at Sesame Place.

    Visitors will love the park’s newest addition – Cookie’s Monster Land! This colorful and imaginative new land features five exciting rides, a three-story net climb and a soft play area for toddlers.

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  • Peddler’s Village

    Charming countryside village just one hour from Philadelphia

    Peddler’s Village

    Peddler’s Village offers small town, colonial charm just one hour from Center City Philadelphia. Explore 65 independently owned and operated specialty shops, six restaurants, a 71-room inn, family-friendly attractions and exciting annual events.

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  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

    Where Washington made his famous trip across the Delaware

    Washington Crossing the Delaware River reenactment on Christmas Day.

    See the spot where the General George Washington’s boats quietly took the soldiers to the battles of Trenton and Princeton

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  • Parx Casino

    One of the largest and most impressive gaming facilities in Pennsylvania

    Outside Parx Casino in Bensalem

    Conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, Parx Casino™ in Bensalem is a 260,000 square foot gaming and entertainment destination. Parx Casino™ features over 160,000 square feet of some gaming, offering a little something for everyone. When hunger strikes, there are also several delicious and affordable dining and entertainment options including: Parx Grill, an upscale signature steakhouse, or Philly favorite Chickie’s & Pete’s®.

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  • Mercer Museum

    A castle filled with pre-industrial tools and artifacts

    The Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA.

    This towering castle, an imposing landmark in otherwise low-rise Doylestown, shelters a museum where the mundane becomes fascinating. Each themed room winding up the castle stairs has dramatic displays of tools, folk art and articles used in everyday life in early America — before mechanization.

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  • Fonthill Castle & Museum

    Henry Mercer’s concrete castle, an American treasure

    Exterior of Fonthill Museum.

    Harvard-educated Henry Chapman Mercer built his storybook stone mansion with its turrets and balconies from the inside out, without using blueprints. Modeled after a 13th-century Rhenish castle, it has Gothic doorways, 32 sudden stairways, dead ends, and 44 rooms, each in a different shape.

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  • Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Strawberries as far as the eye can see

    The Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Celebrate spring at Peddler’s Village’s celebrated Strawberry Festival, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions.

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  • Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County

    Visitors pack Peddler’s Village in the fall for the annual Apple Festival.

    November 1 – 2
    Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.

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  • Doylestown Arts Festival

    Vendors, music and more

    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

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  • Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Scare up some fun during this Bucks County tradition

    Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village

    You’ll have a scary good time at the Annual Scarecrow Festival and Competition in Peddler’s Village, a fall family tradition in Bucks County.

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  • Peddler’s Village Peach Festival
    and Sidewalk Sale

    Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings

    August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.

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  • Golden Plough Inn

    Country elegance and modern comforts in Bucks County

    Relax and unwind at the Golden Plough Inn.

    A boutique inn in the heart of Peddler’s Village, the Golden Plough Inn offers modern comforts in a classic Town and Country setting.

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  • Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival
    at Peddler’s Village

    A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County

    Enjoy a family-friendly weekend of blueberries and bluegrass music at Peddler’s Village.

    July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.

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  • Silver Lake Nature Center

    235 acres for kayaking, bird walks, pond tours and seasonal festivals

    Silver Lake Nature Center features a butterfly garden, lakes, marshes, meadows, a bog and 4.5 miles of nature trails.

    Silver Lake Nature Center features a butterfly garden, lakes, marshes, meadows, a bog and 4.5 miles of nature trails that highlight the diverse plant and animal life in the area.

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  • The Raven

    Risque pool bar meets country elegance

    If you’re looking to take a dip to get out of the city heat or just relax in the sun, The Raven is the place to go.

    Visiting New Hope in the summer time can prove delightful for many reasons — among them, the boys in swimsuits at The Raven. If you’re looking to take a dip to get out of the city heat or just relax in the sun, do it at the top gay resort around.

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  • Peace Valley Lavender Farm

    Pick your own lavender — or pick up lavender home goods

    Six different types of lavender are available at Peace Valley Lavender Farm.

    Those who imagine themselves to be dwelling carefree amidst the gentle hills of Provence can pick their own lavender, in season.

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  • Buckingham Valley
    Vineyards & Winery

    A friendly, laid-back winery, with more than a dozen varieties

    The 40-acre vineyard at Buckingham Valley is a beautiful place for a stroll.

    This family-run winery has been making and selling great wines for nearly 50 years. (They’re up to more than two-dozen varieties now.) The atmosphere is welcoming as well: Picnic tables, spacious lawns and live music pepper the grounds on special occasions, and the 40-acre vineyard is a beautiful place for a stroll.

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