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Things to Do in Bucks County and Philadelphia

With its picturesque landscapes and history dating back to William Penn, Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a wonderful destination with interesting attractions and historic sites  The beautiful Philadelphia countryside with punctuated by stunning scenery, rolling hillsides, picturesque towns and farms, and magnificent estates and museums. Enjoy incredible shopping and dining, golf, and entertainment venues. See your favorite characters at Sesame Place, enjoy live gaming and horseracing at Parx Casino, or outlet shopping at Peddler's Village. Discover the birthplace of American freedom in Philadelphia at the Liberty Bell. Whether planning a romantic getaway or a family adventure, there are always fun things to do in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Plan your adventure.

Sesame Place

The only theme park based on the Sesame Street TV show, Sesame Place is an interactive play attraction for kids. Meet your favorite Sesame Street characters and enjoy over 50 rides, activities, events, attractions, parades and live shows like Big Bird's Beach Party. 

Washington Crossing Historic Park

This historic park is the site where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776.  The park offers reenactments, events and guided tours of several historic buildings, as well as a Visitors Center.

Parx Casino and Racing

Discover an exciting entertainment, gaming, and dining destination in Philadelphia. Enjoy action-packed table games and slots, great restaurants and bars, and live music at Parx Casino. Place your bets with live thoroughbred horseracing and stakes throughout the year.

Mercer Museum

This Bucks County museum highlights culture and commerce in pre-industrial America. The collection includes over 40,000 objects, tools and artifacts of American crafts and trades showcasing woodworking, metalworking, agriculture, furnishings and folk art.

Core Creek Park

Core Creek Park is the perfect destination for family fun and outdoor activities. Whether you want to take a hike, play tennis at one of the full or kid-sized courts, rent a boat, or even ride on horseback, this beautiful park has something to do for everyone.

Fonthill Castle

Built in 1912, Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer and a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. This architectural marvel is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine styles, and is an early example of poured reinforced concrete.

James A. Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum preserves the art and cultural heritage of Bucks County. Explore permanent and changing galleries, a collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, and an outdoor sculpture garden that pays homage to the landscape.

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is a "working history" museum where handmade tiles are still produced. Each tile is made in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder, Henry Chapman Mercer.

Pennsbury Manor

The country home of William Penn is a peaceful retreat from modern American life. With views of the Delaware River, the beautiful 43-acre estate offers tours, exhibits and programs that share the colonial world of Penn and landscape he loved. Pennsbury Manor illuminates the spirit of Penn's dream of religious freedom, diversity, and equality.

Delaware Canal State Park

Explore recreational, historical, and interpretive programs at Delaware Canal State Park. Enjoy guided walks or take a stroll along the 60-mile-long towpath along the historic canal with beautiful river views. The park offers miles of shoreline, islands and beautiful scenery including a pond and a rocky overlook above Tohickon Creek Gorge.
Experience Philadelphia

Experience Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a historic and vibrant destination.Explore historic sites and cultural attractions, like the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wachovia Center, and Valley Forge Park. See where America's founders created the Constitution and the Philadelphia Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field.