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Doylestown, PA
Travel Guide

Doylestown featuring a small town or village

Locally owned shops, exemplary early American architecture and a strong arts community make this small town a tourist favorite.

Enjoy all that Doyleston has to offer with its historic museums, excellent restaurants and more than 1,000 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn about 19th-century America at the Mercer Museum’s collection of more than 40,000 objects once belonging to local resident Henry Mercer. In the early 1900s, Mercer worried that the country’s rapid industrialization would eclipse America’s pre-Steam Age story. He spent 20 years gathering art, tools and other objects reflecting pre-industrial American life. Interact with the Animals on the Loose exhibit or trace your family history at the library.

Visit Mercer’s former residence, Fonthill Castle. Modeled after a 13th-century castle, it houses an intriguing maze of odd-shaped rooms, dead-end passages and various sized windows. Note the tiles decorating the castle’s walls, floors and ceilings. Mercer personally crafted or collected these from countries around the world.

The James A. Michener Art Museum has one of the world’s finest public collections of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, characterized by a “plein air” style and focus on color, light and time of day. Admire works by some of the movement’s most famous artists: Walter Emerson Baum, Daniel Garber and George Sotter.

Explore the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Here, watch artisans producing tiles according to Mercer’s designs. Purchase one as a souvenir.

Investigate the commanding National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a spiritual center and meeting place for the city’s Polish Roman Catholic population. The shrine centers on a reproduction of the Black Madonna icon found in Czestochowa, Poland. Admire the church’s enormous stained-glass panels. Sample traditional Polish dishes in the cafeteria on Sunday.

On Saturday morning from spring through fall, attend the town’s Farmers Market. Most of the market’s vendors grow or create their products within 15 miles (24 kilometers) of the market, making it a truly local experience.

Doylestown is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Reach it by car in about 1 hour from Philadelphia or 1.5 hours from New York City. It is connected to Philadelphia by rail.

Ash Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast
Ash Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
5358 York Road, Doylestown, PA
The price is $130 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in Doylestown, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fonthill Museum, Moravian Tile and Pottery Works, and Delaware Canal State Park. James ...
4.1/5Very Good! (57 reviews)
"This was such a lovely B&B! The house was comfortable and the room was so cozy! We loved the view of the little farm and countryside. The Innkeeper made us feel right at home and the breakfast was delicious. I loved the dining room and kitchen! My daughter enjoyed walking the property and petting ..."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Ash Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast
Mainstreet Inn
Mainstreet Inn
2 out of 5
625 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA
The price is $112 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moravian Tile and Pottery Works, Fonthill Museum, and Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library ...
3.4/5 (349 reviews)
"The the manager was very helpful, me & my gf came all the way from NC to pick up a car in philly. Got stuck because the car didn’t actually run well. So the manager helped us with directions & letting us know about a few u hauls & we finally got back to NC. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

Mainstreet Inn
Hargrave House B & B
Hargrave House B & B
3 out of 5
50 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA
The price is $170 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in the heart of Doylestown, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of James A. Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum. Bucks County Civil War ...
4.2/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
"The building was amazing and so were the rooms. I wou"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Hargrave House B & B
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Carriage House at Harmony Hill Farm in New Hope!
Carriage House at Harmony Hill Farm in New Hope!
New Hope, PA
Situated in New Hope, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Washington Crossing Historic Park and Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. Delaware Canal ...
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
solitude off the path
"A wonderful little respite that is tucked into the rolling terrain and a short trip into New Hope."

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Carriage House at Harmony Hill Farm in New Hope!
Kasa Philadelphia King of Prussia Apartments
Kasa Philadelphia King of Prussia Apartments
3.5 out of 5
580 S Goddard Blvd, King of Prussia, PA
Situated in King of Prussia, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chester Valley Trail Trailhead, King of Prussia Mall, and King of Prussia Town Center. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Almost like being at home.
"Amazing Getaway! We really enjoyed ourselves. Just like being at home with the exception of not really having enough space to part. No one could'nt realy just come by to see us because there really is'nt any additional guest parking while staying there. Other than that the apartment is very clean. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Kasa Philadelphia King of Prussia Apartments
Family Efficiency Apt - 2 Full Bunk + Bath + Wifi
Family Efficiency Apt - 2 Full Bunk + Bath + Wifi
Philadelphia, PA
The price is $51 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in North Philadelphia, this apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Laurel Hill Cemetery and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Temple University. The Liacouras ...
Family Efficiency Apt - 2 Full Bunk + Bath + Wifi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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