Oct. 10 - A morning departure has you traveling into the heart of Bucks County, PA. Your first stop is Morrisville where you will tour Pennsbury Manor. William Penn's 17th-century country estate sits nestled along the Delaware River. This reconstructed 43-acre plantation abounds with country life and includes the manor house with period furnishings, outbuildings, livestock and gardens. Later, travel to Lahaska and Peddlers Village where you will discover a historic village with charming colonial-style buildings, award winning gardens and distinctive shopping. Dinner is on your own at one of the eateries here, then continue to the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel where lodging has been arranged for the next two evenings.
Oct. 11 - Breakfast early this morning, then head for the James A. Michener Art Museum, located in the old Bucks County jail, it has now been transformed and celebrates over 20 years of collecting including the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. You will also find nationally touring special exhibitions and important regional artists. There will be time for lunch on your own in the area, then continue to the Mercer Museum, a museum of everyday life in America in the 18th & 19th centuries. Henry Mercer gathered the collection and constructed the Museum which houses some 40,000 objects depicting the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution. You will then tour Fonthill Castle, home of Henry Chapman Mercer and built between 1908-1912. Designed by Mercer, the building is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles and is significant as an early example of poured reinforced concrete. return to your hotel after your visit to prepare for your evening activity. Dinner is arranged this evening at a local restaurant, followed by a live theatrical production at either the Bristol Riverside Theatre or Bucks County Playhouse.
Oct. 12 - After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for Washington Crossing Historic Park, site of the historic Delaware River Crossing of Gen. George Washington's Colonial Army. Start off with a video then visit the Boat Barn where you will find replica Durham boats like those that Washington specifically ordered for the crossing. You will also tour the McKonkey Ferry Inn before departing for home with fond memories of Bucks County..
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.