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Why visit Doylestown, PA?

May 18, 2017

According to GoodHousekeeping.com and MSN.com, Doylestown is the “most underrated attraction in Pennsylvania.” 

Michener Art Museum. Photo by James Quinlan

If you’ve been here, you already know that Doylestown is a small, scenic borough with a vibrant cultural center. It’s home to two major museums: our very own James A. Michener Art Museum, a former prison that is now dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Delaware Valley region (we could say so much more here, but instead invite you to explore our website!), and the Mercer Museum, which features an extensive collection of objects representing everyday life in the pre-industrial age. Located just a few blocks away, the historic County Theater showcases award-winning independent films.

Photo by R. Kennedy, Courtesy of Visit Philly

It’s an ideal daytime or weekend getaway destination. Each year, Doylestown welcomes tens of thousands of visitors from around the world who are drawn in all seasons to the picturesque downtown and its many restaurants, galleries, and locally owned specialty shops and boutiques. Seven public parks comprise a total of 80 acres. Recreational opportunities in the area abound; hiking, swimming, boating, biking, tennis, and skateboarding are among the most popular. The lively, tourist-friendly towns of New Hope, PA, and Lambertville, NJ, which are linked by a pedestrian-friendly bridge that spans the Delaware River, are just minutes away.

Photo by Anthony Sinagoga, Courtesy of Visit Bucks County

It’s easy to get to, too. Doylestown is located just 27 miles north of Philadelphia and 80 miles south of New York City. It is easily accessible by train—a SEPTA station is located just blocks from the Michener Art Museum, creating a convenient link to Philadelphia and surrounding areas—and Trans Bridge coach buses travel daily between Doylestown and New York.

Doylestown inspires creativity. Long a desirable place to live, Doylestown has been home to many influential figures, especially in literature, music, and the arts:

Photo courtesy of Jeff Fusco

To see Doylestown in action, watch this great video by Liz Reigel of the Intelligencer.

Come visit us. We’d love to welcome you to Doylestown and to the Michener Art Museum!

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