So you’re thinking about moving or visiting the Bucks County area? Perhaps you’re looking for something to do. There are many historic sites to see in Bucks County, because it is located in the heart of colonial America. Buildings still stand where George Washington slept, and Bucks County gives you the opportunity to visit these locations. Below are just a few of the historic sites in Bucks County.
George Washington and men of the Continental Army “crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.” This surprise attack ultimately is what led America to achieve victory. Today, you can visit this historic landmark, where George Washington and his army stood, or come to see the reenactment of Washington’s crossing that occurs every on Christmas day at 1:00pm. Visit http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/index.htm for full details of this historic park.
Bowman’s Hill Tower is opened Tuesday- Sunday 10am-4pm. Bring family and friends for a guided tour at only $6 per person. “This grand observation tower offers an expansive view of the Delaware River area…. Beyond the landmark, Bowman's Hill Tower offers much more to those interested in learning about the Park's history and the origins of the Tower's construction.”
Today only 12 covered bridges remain in Bucks County, and you can take advantage of the unique opportunity to coast through each one by taking a covered bridge tour. This tour will take you back in time as you circle through beautiful scenery and cross bridges that range from 56 to 150 feet long and have been around since the 1800’s. For information about touring the bridges, visit http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/things-to-do/driving-tours/covered-bridge/.
Constructed between the years of 1682 and 1684, Pennsbury Manor is famously known as the home of William Penn. Located on the Delaware River, this building was reconstructed after it fell to ruin in 1707. However, the house still contains many pieces from its original structure and holds true to the representation of an English gentleman’s home. From its open-hearth kitchen to its family parlor, Pennsbury Manor is truly a historic site to see. Visit http://scenicbuckscounty.com/Pennsbury/Pennsbury.html for full information.
Interested in the history of America? Take a tour of Summerseat, a Georgian mansion that housed some of the most historic people. Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Robert Morris and George Clymer, were homeowners here, along with George Washington who used Summerseat as his headquarters for his famous crossing of the Delaware River. Visit http://www.scenicbuckscounty.com/Summerseat/Sumrseat1.html for full information of this historic mansion standing in Morrisville, PA.
Please contact me for additional information if you are considering settling down in Bucks County. I am here to help guide you on your journey in buying Real Estate, and I hope to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. Whether you are moving to or already live in this general area and have not yet visited these historic sites to see, I highly recommend you start planning your unforgettable trip today!
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