Legends of Bucks County
Begin your journey by visiting the home of Pearl S Buck. Discover the legacy of the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes for literature. See the desk where Pearl S. Buck wrote the Good Earth. Next you will tour James A. Michener Art Museum. You’ll be taken back by the massive stone walls and the warden’s house that make up the core. His Bucks County office is the centerpiece along with his Presidential Medal of Freedom and the original manuscript of the Novel. Now you will explore Henry Mercer’s three Castles. He was an American archeologist, artifact collector, tile-maker and designer of three distinctive poured concrete structures: Fonthill, his home, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and the Mercer Museum.
Start your day with breakfast with Big Bird and all his friends from Sesame Place. Then visit the founder and first governor of Pennsylvania George Washington’s summer home Pennsbury Manor. In addition to the house, there were separate buildings for baking and brewing, a large stable, a boathouse, and numerous farm buildings. Penn's plan was to establish the sort of gentleman's country estate that had been his home in England. Now you will explore Senator Joseph R Grundy’s Victorian-era home which overlooks the scenic Delaware River. Then learn about Saint Katharine Drexel her inspiring contribution to social justice and devotion to Black and Native American peoples.
Homemade in Bucks County
Start the day by touring, Byers’ Choice. Enjoy a stroll down a life sized London Street scene, then watch skilled artisans create from the observation deck; Also enjoy their award-winning gardens. Next enjoy the smells at Peace Valley Lavender Farm. This unique gift shop is on a farm filled with handmade lavender gifts for the home, bath, body and garden. Enjoy the wines at Sand Castle Winery and be taken back by the 17 mile picturesque views of the Delaware Valley. Then explore the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. This National Historic Landmark and working history museum produces decorative tiles and mosaics in a similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry C. Mercer (1856-1930).
Begin your day by visiting the Garden of Reflection. Experience the memorial journey by viewing fragments from the WTC towers; continue through Remembrance Walk and arrive at the heart of the memorial - luminous twin towering fountains - symbols of renewal and healing. Then explore Bucks County Native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees in their natural setting at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Now enjoy some wines at New Hope Winery which is set in a quaint 17th century barn and offers over 21 varieties of award-winning Pennsylvania wines. Then stop by Shady Brook Farm and enjoy their seasonal farm tours and produces.
Shop till you drop!
Start your day at Peddler’s Village for a unique shopping experience. Discover 70 upscale shops with gifts, merchandise and services for all ages and lifestyles. Then explore Penn’s Purchase which is located across the street. Forty of the best names always at 20-50% off! End your day in New Hope. Then spend the after noon in New Hope. Explore over 200 art galleries, antique shops and boutiques.
The next day, wake up early and explore Rice’s Flea Market. Explore thirty acres of outdoor flea market vendors. It has been a Tuesday/Saturday morning tradition since 1860. Before heading home, make a stop at Franklin Mills Mall. A discount shopper dream! Get fabulous designer name and discounted merchandise at over 200 stores all on one floor.