About Bucks County

The 622 square mile area of Bucks County is a par­tic­u­lar­ly warm and wel­com­ing place with rolling hills, work­ing farms, and pic­turesque towns.  Visitors in search of his­tor­i­cal or artis­tic trea­sures, charm­ing accom­mo­da­tions, and eclec­tic shops will find that Bucks County offers it all and is con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City.   The coun­ty is on the far east­ern side of the state, where it shares the beau­ti­ful Delaware River as a bor­der with New Jersey.

The Arts

New Hope, the pop­u­lar artist colony, is one of Bucks County’s pre­miere trav­el loca­tions.  Home of such renowned artists Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield, New Hope offers ele­gant art gal­leries as well as unique shops, over 30 fine restau­rants, and roman­tic bed and break­fasts.  Add the his­tor­i­cal attrac­tions, like the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, and you’ll find the town’s allure asen­chant­i­ng today as it was to so many emi­nent fig­ures of the past.

Pennsbury Manor with volunteers in period costumes

Painting entitled Bucks County Waterway by Alan FettermanSesame Place water park showing child at place amongst water park equipment.Peddlers Village pathway with flower carts and shoppers strolling

History

The his­to­ry of Bucks County dates back as far as the late 1600s. Places like Pennsbury Manor, the 17th cen­tu­ry house of William Penn, or Washington Crossing Historic Park, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River, are great places fea­tur­ing a sam­ple of the exten­sive place in his­to­ry that Bucks County holds. The town of Doylestown itself offers sev­er­al his­tor­i­cal attrac­tions includ­ing Fonthill MuseumMercer Museum, the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, and the James A. Michener Art Museum, which all tell the sto­ry of cre­ative genius Henry Mercer by exhibit­ing his tiles, mosaics from around the world as well as fur­nish­ings and tools of ear­ly America.

Family‐Centric

Bucks County is home to Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entire­ly on the award‐winning tele­vi­sion show Sesame Street.  Kids and fam­i­lies enjoy the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sing and dance, play on thrill rides, and slide down water adven­tures with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends there to join in the fun.  With plen­ty of parks, nature cen­ters and even work­ing farms, the coun­ty also offers plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to spend time togeth­er out­doors!  Check out the Bucks County Parks and Recreation site for all of the state parks and facil­i­ties for a full list­ing of all the fun and activ­i­ties avail­able.   Or vis­it the Bucks County Children’s Museum where they pro­vide an envi­ron­ment that con­nects ALL chil­dren to the world around them and inspires learn­ing through PLAY.

Front entrance of the Bucks County Children's MuseumA red covered bridge amongst beautifully colored autumn tree leaves.Four youth in tubes floating on the Delaware River.Byers Choice figurines; a set of 4 Christmas Carolers

Shopping, Antiquing, and More!

Whether look­ing for a unique gift, antiques, col­lectibles, or just a fun shop­ping expe­ri­ence, Bucks County has some­thing for you.  Our com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­ty all fea­ture a vari­ety of malls and shop­ping cen­ters and amidst 42 acres of beau­ti­ful­ly land­scaped gar­dens and brick walk­ways is also Peddler’s Village.  Here over 60 one‐of‐a‐kind spe­cial­ty shops pro­vide a unique and enchant­i­ng shop­ping expe­ri­ence. The coun­ty is also home to Byers’ Choice®, mak­ers of America’s beloved Caroler® fig­urines, where patrons can vis­it the premis­es and watch the skilled arti­sans metic­u­lous­ly piece togeth­er Caroler fig­urines by hand.  Or savor a day along Bucks County’s Wine Trail, encom­pass­ing hun­dreds of acres of vine­yards.  Book a tour indi­vid­u­al­ly with each win­ery to get edu­cat­ed on the skills of wine‐making or hop aboard the Tastings and Tours bus, where a local win­ery tour guide will facil­i­tate your expe­ri­ence of the beau­ti­ful views and award‐winning wines.  Spend a qui­et week­end at a gen­uine coun­try inn or get cozy in one of the many charm­ing Bed & Breakfasts. There are also many con­tem­po­rary, con­ve­nient hotels or motels and beau­ti­ful camp­grounds. Bucks County can accom­mo­date every­one — with a wide vari­ety of explo­rations and adven­tures to fit every lifestyle!

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Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce — Calendar

Greater BucksMont Chamber of Commerce — Calendar

Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce — Community Calendar

Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce — Community Calendar