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Doylestown Side Trips
Just a few miles outside of town are several other museums, shops,
and sites of interest:
Chalfont, about 10 minutes south of Doylestown, just off Route 202.
Travel back in time to Victorian-era England and Colonial America
and celebrate Christmas with these figurines. Watch craftspeople create
one-of-a-kind characters in the workshop. This home of the Carolers,
the famous Christmas collectibles, is open to the public Monday to
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 215-822-6700.
off Route 303 in Perkasie. Take a guided tour of the Pearl S. Buck
House, Green Hills Farm, former home of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize
winning author. Tours offered every day except Monday. Call for times.
on a hillside overlooking Doylestown. A five-minute drive from downtown,
the shrine is a popular destination for visitors of all faiths. Information:
202 about 10 minutes east of Doylestown. The nationally known shopping
village is home to two children’s delights. The elegant carousel,
built in 1922, delights children and their parents alike, and the
new educational entertainment center for children, Giggleberry Fair.
Information: 215-794-4000 or www.peddlersvillage.com
Doylestown at midweek for a midday "Brown Bag it With the Arts."
Each Wednesday at noon, a different local musical group presents an
hour-long, free concert on the courthouse lawn in the center of town.
Bring a lunch and enjoy. Information 215-348-3913.
215-340-9800. "Michael A. Smith: Landscapes," an exhibition
of 13 works from the recent acquisition of 40 prints by the self-taught
Bucks County photographer. "Bucks County Invitational V,"
the annual show of contemporary works features Vincent Ceglia and
Lisa Manheim, paintings; sculpture by Karl Karhuma; and the photography
of Claus Mroczynski; to July 7. Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
evenings to 9 p.m. $6 adult; $3 student.
215-348-9461 www.fonthillmuseum.org. "Tower Tour for Families;"
also offered first Saturday of each month. Reservations required.
Admission $7.50 & $10. Main street movie house with special July programs
that include: "Emerging Filmmakers," a program of emerging
Bucks County filmmakers including works by Jody Lipes, Paul Gold,
Jeremy Walker, Wayne Miller, and Bert Shapiro, Wednesday, July
10, 9 p.m.
Warren Day presents a program on William Wyler and Fred Zinnemann,
directors who were responsible for some of the most loved films in
cinema history. Wyler’s classics includes include three Oscar winners:
"The Best Years of Our Lives," "Ben-Hur," and "Mrs.
Miniver." Zinnemann directed "From Here to Eternity,"
"A Man for All Seasons," "Julia," and "High Noon."
Monday, July 15, 7 p.m.
215-345-7860. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
history of the county. From March to October 2002, more than 75 businesses
will contribute funding and services to cultivate the arts in Bucks
County. Bucks Fever is a program of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce,
and a calendar of events can be obtained by calling 215-348-3913 or
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