This Weekend in Bucks County: Take the Historic Stone Houses Driving Tour
Looking to get out of the house this weekend but keep your social distancing! Get in your car and take the Stone House Driving Tour in Bucks County. The stone houses, often predating the United States itself, tell the story of the settlers who lived here in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of the historic stone houses have been converted to museums, bed & breakfasts, and many are private homes (so admire from afar).
The tour starts in New Hope and ends in Doylestown.
Here is a link for the driving tour: https://goo.gl/maps/qTUrEGePEUv
John Chapman House/London Purchase Farm
1310 Eagle Road
Upper Makefield Township, PA
(S of New Hope off PA 232 on Eagle Road)
During the American Revolutionary War, this 1735 house served as a meeting place for Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton. The land was a part of a grant to William Penn. The farm’s historic significance earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gershom Craft House/Pomona Farm
105 Barnsley Avenue
This home built in 1807 still has 90% original hardware and woodwork, earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
John Lacey Homestead
709 Forest Grove Rd.
Wycombe, PA 18980
Home of Revolutionary War general John Lacey, this historic home is on the National Register of Historic Places. The oldest section of the home dates to 1755.
1636 River Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
This picturesque ferry house on the Delaware River was built in 1720.
Liberty Hall Quakertown
1237 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951
Built in 1772, Liberty Hall was the first permanent residence built in Quakertown. Liberty Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places with good reason. The Liberty Bell was hidden there for a portion of 1777 during the Revolutionary War.
2360 E Rock Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
This picturesque estate originally dates to a 1743 deed, and the current house was built in 1816.
4307 Dillon Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
This 1783 stone farmhouse is impeccably maintained.
Additional Stone Houses in the county
Pearl S. Buck House
520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
Visit the 68-acre estate that was once home to Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Pearl S. Buck. Take a guided tour through the farmhouse dating to 1825, explore the gardens and learn about unique local culture through traveling exhibits.
1638 River Rd
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Thompson-Neely House served as a Revolutionary War Hospital for Washington’s troops. James Monroe, the fifth president of the U.S., was one of the soldiers who recovered here. The house also features a gravesite for the soldiers who died there. To learn more about the history, go on a guided tour of the estate.
1641 Old York Rd
Warminster, PA 18974
The headquarters of Washington’s Continental Army during August of 1777, the Moland House is a National Register of Historic Places landmark that you will not find anywhere else. Take a group tour or request a guided tour for a more personal feel.
The Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)
Centre Avenue & Court Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Built in 1733 as a tavern, the Half Moon Inn is one of the oldest buildings in Bucks County. On the National Register Historic Places, the inn turned home now offers guided tours by the Newtown Historic Association.
Buckingham Friends Meeting House
5784 York Rd
Lahaska, PA 18931
Built in 1768 and changing remarkably little since then, the Buckingham Friends Meeting House has remained a meeting place for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) since its completion. Now, the meeting house also hosts weddings and events.
400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd
Morrisville, PA 19067
The 17th century estate of William Penn offers guided tours, traveling exhibits and demonstrations of everyday life during Penn’s lifetime.
85 Holly Dr.
Levittown, PA 19055
Built in 1720, the 500-acre estate of the Bolton Mansion has gone through many additions in the course of nearly three centuries. Capturing this wide period of history, the Bolton Mansion earns its spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The main farmhouse is available for rentals and tours.
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm
5281 York Road
Holicong, PA 18928
The former home of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright George Kaufman, this 1740 manor home and the surrounding property is now a luxurious bed & breakfast.
*Info & Photo Courtesy of www.visitbuckscounty.com
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