Doylestown

A community-centric small town in Bucks County that has a passion for the cultural arts and a rich history dating back centuries.

Welcome to Doylestown 

Doylestown is not only the county seat of Bucks County but also a cultural hub for the Metro Philadelphia area. Museums, art galleries, and theatres abound, providing a big-city experience in a small town. 

Outdoor enthusiasts also find that Doylestown has plenty to offer. Miles of trails run nearby for hiking and biking, and there are various options for horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, and more. 

The bustling Historic Square is home to shops, restaurants, and special events, all of which bring the community together without overwhelming the charming small-town vibes.

What to Love

  • Historic downtown area
  • Plenty of cultural activities
  • Close-knit community

Local Lifestyle

Doylestown may be the county seat, but it remains a small town with a strong sense of community. Families, young professionals, and retirees alike find a home in the town and enjoy the option for a quiet, peaceful life some days and other days venturing out into the bustling downtown area for some social time.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Doylestown has some amazing restaurants within its borders, including Honey, a cozy restaurant with innovative takes on recipes, from black tea spare ribs to oysters in a Guinness reduction. Their extensive list of signature cocktails offers something for every taste and every dish, and guests should certainly not skip the dessert menu, with options like mocha custard.

The Hattery is a phenomenal kitchen in the Doylestown Inn. The menu changes seasonally, making use of the freshest ingredients, and covers all of the meals from breakfast to dinner with a variety of options, including a delicious Thermidor Burger. For an upscale night out, hit Honey, a dazzling dining experience that features a variety of small plates such as Wagyu Beet Tartare, Miso-Maple Yams, and Black Tea Glazed Spare Ribs.

For a sweet treat, Le Macaron is a beloved dessert spot with the best macarons and pastries in the area. Grab a bottle of your favorite wine on the way to one of the great BYOB dinner options in town, such as Domani Star, Genevieve’s Kitchen, and Quinoa

Things to Do

The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown highlights local culture and history through art, from impressionist paintings to sculptures. The museum also hosts a number of special events, from exhibitions to lectures designed to promote the importance of the arts in society.

Fonthill Castle is just that — a castle built for archaeologist Henry Mercer, nestled into the peripheral of Doylestown. The house is carefully preserved with treasures from all over the world, collected during Mercer’s travels. Nearby is Mercer Museum, founded by Mercer and featuring local historical artifacts. 

Head outside at Ralph Stover State Park to take advantage of the picnic areas, educational programs, and extensive hiking in the area. 

Schools

Central Bucks School District, which is known for high test scores, serves Doylestown.

 

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