Doylestown Things to Do
It's a history museum of everyday life in america during 18th and 19th centuries.Henry Mercer (1856-1930) gathered the collections and completed construstion of the Museum in 1916. The collection of 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial revolution,or...more
If you like modern art this museum is for you. You will not find my favorite Dali pictures here or something that the whole World knows about, it’s a picture of local artists, but there are a lot of interesting works there too. My personal favorites are “Rae in a Green dress” by Ben Solowey, “The seagulls Hunts” by Henry B Snell, etching exhibition...more
Just outside of Doylestown is Earl Jamisons village dream come to life. Peddlers Village is a truly charming shopping experience. Gone is the hustle and bustle of the mall. In its place is a community of shops, eateries and attractions down winding cobblestone paths.You may see other views of this village in my New Hope Off the beaten track tips.more
We were walking down the street looking for a BYOB type place when we happened across the Domani Star. We did not have a reservation (a Saturday night) so we opted to sit at the counter rather than wait for a table.
The place is rather small but the service was attentive and quick. At the counter you can watch the chef prepare your dinner. We split a salad which included a warm wedge of some type of lettuce. I never thought cooked lettuce was doable but it was actually quite good.
Favorite Dish: I had the salmon with a crabmeat topping and mashed Yukon gold potatoes.Related to:
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Check out their website before you go. The upstairs bar is open Friday and Saturday nights. I visited in February and I saw a nice outdoor patio area that is used in nice weather.
Dress Code: CasualRelated to:
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This gourmet and home goods store is an Italian piece of heaven right in Bucks County. Located on the outskirts of Doylestown in Peddlers Village, Casa Casale alone is worth the trip. If you are a shopping afficienado you may already know about Peddlers Village. This beaucolic little burg is chock full of boutiques, eateries and designer outlet...more
The Outlets at Peddlers Village are terrific for any shoppaholic. If you are a shopping afficienado you may already know about Peddlers Village. This beaucolic little burg is chock full of boutiques, eateries and the designer outlet shops. I prefer the boutiques and artisan shoppes. Coach and so much moremore
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Doylestown What to Pack
Luggage and bags: A light tote bag would be fine for walking around. But leave room so you can hit up the artsy shops in downtown Doylestown and the outlets in Penn's Purchase!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather is the same with all eastern towns. Jackets are a must in the winter, windbreakers in spring, tank tops and polos in the summer, and a light jacket in fall. You know the usal. But you must bring comfy shoes since there are so many historic places!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Almost none. There are always places to pick those items up. But if you have asthma you might need your medication since there will be alot of walking, just take it esay!
Photo Equipment: Bring your best outdoor lenses! The feilds here will strike you along with all the historic buildings!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are plenty of places to go camping just bring your fall gear since at night it will be kinda cold. Be sure to have mats, check if you are aloud to have fires since many places are VERY strict, and some places will not provide showers.
Miscellaneous: Just be sure to pack your sightseeing shoes! And a journal since you will take to all the great poets and writers (Pearl Buck for example writer of The Good Earth) so be not to be caught without your pen!Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Adventure Travel
Doylestown Off The Beaten Path
Market/Store connected somehow to Delaware Valley College. Stop by for a bite to eat and brouse the selection of cheeses, sauces, pretzels and other edibles in the store. We visited in February but I understand they have fresh local product in season.Related to:
- Food and Dining
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Favorite thing: See Fonthill, an ode to the future of concrete built by an American eccentric/visionary. It's a house museum, but one of the weirdest you will have ever visited. Nearby is the Mercer Tile Museum, where you can pick up some nice souvenirs (at the gift shop, I mean!)
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