Hargrave House was built by David Carr between 1813 and 1815 and passed through several owners before being bought by Thomas Hargrave and his brother James in 1855 for $1,600. The Hargraves were “marble masons”. They were from Leeds, England and had worked on the marble detail for Girard College and monuments in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, both in Philadelphia. They continued their business from the house and barn, and their work can be seen in the Doylestown Cemetery. The house next door and the barn now house the Doylestown Historical Society Library. The barn was used as livery for the Stage Coach Service and is thought to have been part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The B&B addition to the house was added by the Rudolph Family in 2001 and renovated in 2008.
Hargrave House is a luxurious mid-sized bed and breakfast located in the center of Doylestown, the vibrant County seat of Bucks County, PA. Hargrave House has seven rooms, all with an en-suite bathroom. Five rooms have two-person jetted tubs and the two rooms may be joined to form a suite through a connecting door. All have deluxe feather beds, and there is a large sunny dining room where your cooked-to-order breakfast is served until 10AM.
Doylestown is home to unique museums and historic sites, beautiful old houses, many restaurants, attractive specialty shops, a lively co-op movie theater, and a surprisingly robust night life. Doylestown is a walker’s paradise!
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay here and your visit to historic Doylestown in the heart of Bucks County.