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DOLL SHOW & SALE, Delaware Valley Doll Club of New Jersey, West Trenton Volunteer Fire Co., No. 1, 40 West Upper Ferry Rd., Ewing, N.J. 08628. 609-259-3428 for dealer information. 609-371-1902 For all other requests. Thirty-second annual “Christmas in July” Doll Show and Sale. Sunday, July 26, 2009. Door prizes. Air-conditioned. Snacks and lunch available. $4.50 ($4 with flyer or ad.)
Rte. 263, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4047. Indoor family attraction featuring a
carousel, the region’s largest obstacle course; “green-rated” video games, and
more. Perfect for birthday parties.
NEW HOPE AND IVYLAND RAILROAD, 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., 215-862-2332. Climb aboard the New Hope Line and journey through history on one of Bucks County’s leading tourist attractions. Open year round, V, MC.
NEW HOPE AUTO SHOW, Aug. 8 and 9, at 188 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., 215-862-5665.
BUCKS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY,
Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA
18938. 215-297-5880. Facility fin Solebury Township features acres of woodlands,
wetlands, ponds, streams and meadows. Visitors can enjoy interpretive exhibits
in the center or walk the trails through many beautiful habitats. Visitor center
open Monday-Friday 9-5. Trails open Monday-Saturday 9-5.
BYERS' CHOICE LTD., 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, Pa. 18914, 215-822-6700, www.byerschoice.com. Christmas musuem and gift emporium featuring life-sized London street, heartwarming caroler displays, observation deck, award-winning gardens. Free. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5. V, MC, DISC.
E. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-348-9461. Mercer’s home, stands as a
grand castle with 44-rooms filled with decorative tiles and prints collected
from around the world. Open all year except New Year’s, Thanksgiving and
Christmas. Guided tours only, reservations suggested. Mon.-Sat. 10-5 & Sun.
noon-5. Last tour at 4 pm. Admission: $5 adults, $4.50 over age 62, $1.50 youth
& free under 6. V, MC.
MARGARET R. GRUNDY MUSEUM,
610 Radcliffe St., Bristol, PA 19007. 215-788-9432. Victorian home of US Sen.
Joseph R. Grundy. Mon.-Fri. 1 to 4. Sat. 1-3. Admission free.
4 Yardley Ave., Fallsington, PA 19054. 215-295-6567. Pre-revolutionary village
mirrors 300 years of American Architectural history. Open May thru October.
Tours every hour, Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Group tours by appointment.
HOLCOMBE-JIMISON FARMSTEAD MUSEUM,
Route 29, Lambertville, NJ 08530. 908-995-2237 or 609-397-1810. A museum
dedicated to collect, restore and preserve every variety of material
illustrative of the history of Hunterdon County and New Jersey. Sundays 1-4 pm
May-October. Tours can be arranged at other times.
HUNTERDON MUSEUM OF ART,
7 Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-8415. The Hunterdon Museum of Art,
housed in a historic mill, has exhibitions of contemporary art, art classes for
all ages, and a shop with gifts for everyone. Tues.-Sun. 11-5.
A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM,
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901, 215-340-9800, www.michenerartmuseum.org. Housed within the massive stone walls that were originally part of the Bucks County Jail, the Museum is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. Visit the Museum and explore the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, nationally touring special exhibitions, two outdoor sculpture gardens, a Museum gift shop and café. We offer something for everyone, right in the heart of Doylestown. Visit our website or call for current visitor information. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Adults $6.50; Senior $6; Students with ID and children 6-18 $4; children under 6 free. Major credit cards accepted.
60 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. 609-397-0770. Childhood home of James W.
Marshall, whose discovery of gold started the Gold Rush. Museum depicting early
Lambertville life. Open 1-4 on the 2nd and 4th weekends, May through October.
Pine & Ashland Sts., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0210. www. mercermuseum.org.
Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5, Tues. evening 5-9. Adults $6.00, Senior citizens
$5.50, Ages 6-17 $2.50, Under 6 free. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
MORAVIAN POTTERY & TILE WORKS,
130 Swamp Road (Route 313),
Doylestown, PA 18901. 215.345.6722. A National Historic Landmark, the tile works
is maintained as a "working history" museum by the Bucks County Department of
Parks and Recreation. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to
that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer
(1856-1930). Tours, offered every half-hour, consist of a 17-minute video and a
self-guided walk through the facility. Admission fees and operating hours are
subject to change. Please call to verify.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PARRY MANSION MUSEUM,
45 S. Main St., P.O. Box 41, New Hope, Pa. 18938. This 18th century building is the crown jewel of New Hope, furnished to reflect the colonial period to 1900. Open weekends May 1 to Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Rates: $6 adults; $5 seniors and students; children under 16 free. Open to groups of 10 or more throughout the year by reservation.
S. Main & Ferry Sts., PO Box 41, New Hope, PA 18938. 215-862-5652. Splendid
small museum furnished to reflect the Colonial period to 1900, owned by the New
Hope Historical Society. May 1 to Oct. 31,
1-5 pm, Sat. & Sun, Group tours by appt. any day. Nominal
THE PEARL S. BUCK HOUSE,
520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA. 215-249-0100. www.pearlbuck.org. Visit the National Historic Landmark home of the Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Good Earth. Guided Tours Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $6, AM, V, MC.
400 Pennsbury Memorial Lane, Morrisville, PA 19067. 215-946-0400. 17th Century
country plantation of William Penn. April-Dec. Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.
Delaware River Mill Society, Box 268, Stockton, NJ 08559. 609-397-3586. Mill
complex dating to early 19 th century. See calendar for special events.
56 Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-4101. 10 acres of rural heritage
featuring 1810 Red Mill, limestone quarry and more. Special events & family
activities. April-October, Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-5. Admission: adults $5.00,
senior citizens $4.00, ages 6-16 $3.00, free under 6 years.
Pine & Ashland Sts., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0210. Tues. 1-9, Wed.,
Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10-5. Admission: adults $6.00, Over 60 years $5.50, Youth
$2.50, Free under 6 years. Group rates available.
The Historic Morrisville Society, Hillcrest & Legion Aves., Morrisville, PA
19067. 215-295-9287. Georgian mansion used by Washington during Revolution. 1st
Saturday of the month & by appt.
WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK,
1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977. 215-493-4076, Site of Washington’s
crossing of the Delaware. Park includes Thompson-Neely house and Bowman’s Tower.
Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun.12-5.
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4020, Groove to cool, live jazz in
Earl’s Ice Bar every Fri & Sat evening. AE, V, MC, Disc.
THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA,
654 Ferry Rd., PO Box 2049, Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0600. Gift shop:
215-348-2148. View the Polish Madonna reproduction painting. Polish Festival
held annually Labor Day weekend and weekend following. Religious Articles Center open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call for Mass schedule.
BUCKS COUNTY HORSE PARK,
8934 Easton Road, P.O. Box 386, Revere, PA 18953. 610-847-8597. 126-acre horse
park with 25 miles of trails, rings and show facilities. Day or annual
membership. Multi-discipline equation events.
BODY TECH FITNESS, 80 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-6900, . 15,000 sq. ft. health club located on the Delaware River. Weights, state-of-the-art equipment, personal training, group fitness classes, spinning, pilates, yoga, massage, private tanning, chiropractic care, sauna, steam room, kids care and bike rentals. Boxing, Karate, physical therapy, Gyrotonics at BTF Annex at 278 N. Union St.
BUCKS COUNTY RIVER COUNTRY, 2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, Pa. 18950, 215-297-5000. World’s River Tubing Capital! Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, on the scenic Delaware River. Forty years of family fun for all ages. Open daily May-Oct., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. V, MC.
NEWTOWN ARTS COMPANY, 120 N. State St., Newtown, PA 18940, 215-860-7058. Live theatre with style and heart. Performing six plays a year on a historic stage inside America’s oldest movie theatre.
PEDDLER’S VILLAGE DINNER THEATER.
Peddler’s Pub, Rte. 263, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4000. Interactive and fun
dinner theatre Friday & Saturday evenings. Show changes throughout the year. For
information/tickets call 215-794-4000. Reservations required. All major credit
TOWN & COUNTRY PLAYERS, 4158 York Rd., Buckingham, PA. 215-348-7566. For over 60 years, the Town and Country Players have been providing Bucks County with entertaining, intriguing and classic theater. Whether in the audience, on the stage or behind the scenes, Town & County fills the theater needs of all members of our community. Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun. matinee. Check website for schedule, townandcountryplayers.org. Brown paper tickets.
BOWMAN’S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE,
1635 River Road (Rte 32), New Hope, Pa. 18938, (2.5 miles south of New Hope), 215-862-2924, www.bhwp.org. Walking trails through 134 acres of woods and meadows featuring Pennsylvania native plants. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors & Full-time students $3, Children 4-14 $2, Under 4 free. Visitor center and gift shop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grounds 8:30-sunset. Major credit cards accepted.
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