About Bucks County

Located just outside of Doylestown Borough, Pine Run Retirement Community lies in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. One of three original counties created by William Penn in 1682, Bucks County was named for Buckinghamshire, the county in England from which Penn hailed.

Steeped in a long and intriguing history, Bucks County today offers great natural beauty and a wealth of arts and culture. Here are just a few of the local attractions near Pine Run Retirement Community that residents, families, Villagers and visitors alike enjoy visiting.

Bucks County Tourism

Beautiful Bucks County has something to intrigue and delight any interest. Pivotal throughout history and home to generals, bandits and heroines on bicycles, it offers much to see and experience, from parks and covered bridges to antique shops and quaint villages. Festivals and fairs, markets and parades — there is always something on the busy calendar to enjoy. https://www.visitbuckscounty.com/

Doylestown Borough

Voted the Best Small Town in America for culture by USA Today, Doylestown Borough is less than two miles from Pine Run Retirement Community. The borough offers a rich history, a passionate community, and an eclectic mix of businesses, restaurants, shopping and services. With world-class museums, a beautifully restored art deco theater, and a vibrant nightlife in a unique downtown area called one of America’s “Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Doylestown is a great place to visit. https://www.doylestownborough.net/

Fonthill Castle

Built between 1908 and 1912, Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer and a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. Open for tours and to scholars, Fonthill also hosts annual events such as an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, holiday open house and tours in December, and a tile festival in May. https://www.mercermuseum.org/about/fonthill-castle/

James A. Michener Art Museum

Built into the stone walls of the former Bucks County Prison, this independent, nonprofit cultural institution is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. https://www.michenerartmuseum.org/

Mercer Museum

In 1916, eccentric Doylestown historian and archaeologist Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) created a history museum of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection of some 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution. https://www.mercermuseum.org/

Peace Valley Park and Nature Center

Part of the Bucks County Parks System, Peace Valley Park surrounds 365-acre Lake Galena. Take a leisurely walk along the water or through the woods and meadow, take out a canoe, or go fishing. Visit the bird blinds near the solar building at the Nature Center, where educational programs are held. https://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/

Pearl S. Buck International

Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe, and promotes the legacy of its founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home. https://www.pearlsbuck.org/

Riverside Symphonia

The Riverside Symphonia is a professional and a community orchestra. Created and supported by the Delaware River Valley community and its river towns, the Symphonia consistently presents concerts of the highest artistic level. Each year, the Riverside Symphonia embarks on a delightful program of concerts that feature distinguished guest performers and conductors known throughout the world. https://www.riversidesymphonia.org/

County Theater

Opened in 1938 in Doylestown, the historic County Theater is a nonprofit, community-based movie theater that specializes in independent, art, and foreign films. One of the region’s premier cinema destinations, it also offer a variety of special events ranging from Saturday kids’ matinees to classic Hollywood films to participation in film festivals. The theater regularly presents local filmmakers and hosts discussion groups and lectures. https://www.countytheater.org/

Town and Country Players

This not-for-profit community theater has been bringing entertainment to Central Bucks County for 60 years. Professionally staged productions are presented every year in a state-of-the-art playhouse, transformed from an 18th-century cow barn. https://www.townandcountryplayers.org/index.html

Village Improvement Association (VIA) of Doylestown

“Initiate and support programs that will enhance the quality of life in our community and to continue the goals of our founders.” https://www.via-doylestown.org/