Innkeeper’s Recommendations for Doylestown

1. Doylestown Historical Society
56 S. Main St.
www.doylestownhistorical.org.

You don’t need to travel far to visit DHS – it’s our next-door neighbor, and what a wonderful collection of all-things Doylestown it has. See a fantastic exhibit on world traveler and explorer William Edgar Geil, who catalogued, in photos and journals, the entire length of the Great Wall of China. His early 20th-Century studies also focused on dwindling cultures such as the pygmy population in Africa and peoples of the South Sea Islands. 


2. James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St.
www.michenerartmuseum.org.

Where else could you find a world-class art museum that is on the site of a former county prison (some of the walls still surround the place)?  Doylestown son and author James Michener lent his name to the museum, which houses some of the finest works of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings around. 


3. The County Theater
20 E. State St.
www.countytheater.org.

Take in the latest first-run art or foreign film in this beautiful nonprofit art-deco style theater. If you’re lucky enough to be here for some of their special events, you might be able to sit in on a film discussion, or catch the latest production from London’s National Theatre Live. Tip: Make sure you ask about their annual summer showing of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It’s legendary.


4. Lovebird
19 E. Oakland Ave.
www.lovebirdpa.com.

This relatively new restaurant knocks our socks off when it comes to offering juicy chicken “like the chicken they had from Grandpa’s farm,” according to the website. Vegans and vegetarians have plenty of options too. We’re partial to The Holiday Bowl, with generous portions of kale, quinoa, and apples, but everything we’ve had there is yummy.


5. Boccadito Fine Cuisine
12 S. Main St

“Plentiful” and “delicious” were some of the reviews that this tapas-style BYOB restaurant garners. Fresh seafood is always on the menu, along with a creative pairing of meats and veggies. Check out Boccadito’s Facebook page for special events.

Hargrave House

Our roots go back about 200 years, when the Georgian-style, stone house we now occupy was built by David Carr Jr. on a quarter acre of land that was part of the original Magill farm. Since that time, a variety of people claimed ownership of the property, including a doctor, a Bucks County judge, and the successful monument carver Thomas Hargrave, whose surname now graces the building in its most recent existence as a flourishing bed and breakfast. Based in the center of the town’s historic district, Hargrave House is just one of the many beautiful old homes, unique museums, many restaurants, and attractive specialty shops that give rise to Doylestown as a complete walker’s paradise!

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