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Bucks County Countryside from Philadelphia

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Key facts

Where: Philadelphia , U.S.A. Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Highlights

  • Flexible package lets you fit the visits around your own schedule
  • Visit an incredible concrete castle filled with the legacy of an obsessive collector
  • Taste excellent Pennsylvanian wines and receive a free souvenir wine glass
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch in delightful surroundings
  • Free gifts with purchase at two museum shops

Overview

Discover the art, history and wine of beautiful Bucks County on this enthralling self-paced tour.

Browse the inspirational assemblage of Pennsylvanian Impressionist paintings at the renowned James A. Michener Art Museum. Enjoy the light, color and freshness of this superb collection.

Delve into an historical treasure trove at the extraordinary concrete castles of Fonthill and Mercer Museum, the legacy of an obsessive collector. See a vast range of amazing objects from the early Americas and around the world, including a Conestoga wagon and a gallows.

And don’t leave Bucks County without sampling some of the excellent local wines at Crossing Vineyards Winery, located on a 200-year old estate.

This is a flexible package allowing you to see all the venues in one day or spread the visits out over a period of time. It's your call.

Itinerary

Enjoy the good things in life with the Bucks County Countryside from Philadelphia package. Hotel pick-up is not included and you need to make your own arrangements for getting to the venues. There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up philadelphia.com/transport or philadelphiatransportation.com on the Internet.

Your package is valid for one year after purchase, so you can either choose to visit all the places on the Bucks County tour in one day or spread the visits over several days.

Located between Philadelphia and New York City in the heart of colonial America, Bucks County is steeped in rich local history and many historical landmarks dot the countryside. Offering you the chance to explore art, history and wine in a charming area, this delightful tour includes the following locations.

• James A Michener Art Museum: 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

• Mercer Museum: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

• Crossing Vineyards Winery: 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977

As this is a self-paced and largely self-guided tour, you can choose the order in which you visit the three attractions. Your trip to Crossing Vineyards Winery includes a picnic lunch so it would make sense to plan to be there around midday.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is named in honor of the Pulitzer Prize Author and showcases a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist art. You will see many captivating paintings that vividly depict the grandeur and rustic beauty of the Bucks County landscape.

The Museum also features the unique Nakashima Reading Room, a traditional Japanese style room, a spectacular 22-foot mural by Daniel Garber entitled ‘A Wooded Watershed’ and an inspirational outdoor sculpture garden. You will need at least 2 hours to look round this delightful museum.

The historical part of your tour is found at the Mercer and Fonthill Museums, where you can view the extraordinary legacy of eccentric anthropologist Henry Mercer.

Funded by a wealthy aunt, Mercer built the 44-room Fonthill Castle entirely out of hand-mixed concrete. The rooms are used to display Mercer's vast collection of items from all over the world including tiles, books, pottery, guns, swords, and furniture. The artifacts range from 4000 BC to the 1800s.

Just a few miles away from Fonthill is Mercer Museum, another castle built entirely from hand-mixed concrete and completed in 1916. It is now filled with over 40,000 remarkable artifacts of early America which include a Conestoga wagon, an antique fire engine, a gallows, Early American tools used for crafts and trades, and much more. You should allow at least two hours for browsing these astonishing collections.

Perhaps the most indulgent part of your tour package comes at the Crossing Vineyards Winery, located on a 200 year old Bucks County Estate less than a mile from where George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776. You'll tour the winery, sample various vintages, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the private tasting room or on the patio with gorgeous vineyard views. You should plan to be at the winery for at least 2 hours to enjoy the experience to the full.

The tour ends at your convenience.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

James A Michener Art Museum: Tuesdays to Sundays
Mercer Museum: Daily
Crossing Vineyards Winery: Daily

Duration

Approximately 8 hours

Start time

Opening hours: The schedule for this self-paced tour is determined by you and includes the following locations: James A Michener Art Museum: Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00am – 04:30pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 05:00pm; Sundays from 12 noon – 05:00pm
Mercer Museum: Open daily from 10:00am – 05:00pm; Sundays from 12 noon – 05:00pm
Crossing Vineyards Winery: Monday to Sunday from 12 noon – 06:00pm
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up is not included. You need to make your own arrangements to reach the venues
There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up philadelphia.com/transport or philadelphiatransportation.com on the Internet
You need to find your way to:
James A Michener Art Museum: 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 Mercer Museum: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 Crossing Vineyards Winery: 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at your convenience

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Inclusions

  • Entrance fee to James A Michener Art Museum plus complimentary gift with purchase at the Michener Art Museum Shop
  • Entrance fee to Mercer Museum plus gift with purchase at the Mercer Museum Shop
  • Entrance fee to Crossing Vineyards Winery for Tour and Wine Tasting, plus Souvenir Logo Wine Glass at the Crossing Vineyards Winery
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch with a complimentary glass of wine at Crossing Vineyards

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation

Please note

Your package is valid for one year after purchase, so you can either choose to visit all the places on the Bucks County tour in one day or spread the visits over several days.

For the James A. Michener Art Museum, you can redeem your voucher at the Museum Front Desk or the Museum Shop.
For the Mercer Museum you can redeem your voucher at the Ticket Desk & Museum Store Sales.
Call Crossing Vineyards Winery at 215-493-6500 (extension 19) at least three days in advance to make tour, tasting and lunch reservations. On arrival you should hand your voucher to the Sales Attendant in the Tasting Room

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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