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History & Museums

Explore Bucks County, PA

Eastern Pennsylvania served as a critical hub during the development of the United States and its identity as an independent nation. Today, much of this history can be experienced through the preservation of notable sites and artifacts. When looking for things to do in Bucks County, PA and during your time at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, be sure to make time to visit some of these unique and fascinating places.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
The site of General Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River is now home to loads of Colonial era history and worth a visit when staying at The Inn at Barley Sheaf. Learn more.

Bucks County Civil War Museum
This area of Pennsylvania is rich with Civil War history and the Bucks County Civil War Museum serves as the center for advancement in research and preservation in the state. The museum in Doylestown houses rare artifacts, books, and more that were all part of this time in America’s history. Learn more at civilwarmuseumdoylestown.org.

James A. Michener Art Museum
Dedicated to showcasing the unique art and culture of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the James A. Michener Art Museum features extensive galleries and landscaped grounds to display over 2,700 pieces. The facility also offers workshops and classes open to the public. Plan a visit at michenermuseum.org.

Mercer Museum
Constructed in 1904 by Henry Mercer, this site served as the designer’s home and a place to store the more than 30,000 artifacts he had collected as an archaeologist. Today, visitors to the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle can view a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits featuring historical artifacts and artwork. Learn more at mercermuseum.org.

Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
For fans of the classic American writer and history buffs alike, The Pearl S. Buck House is open to visitors and offers tours daily. The home showcases the author’s personal collection of art and possessions gathered from travels around the globe. Learn about the woman who advocated for cross-cultural understanding peace. Learn more at pearlsbuck.org.


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