Open House to be held on May 18th, During Quakertown’s Arts Alive Festival
(Bucks County, PA) After nearly a year of renovations, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Quakertown Historical Society and Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency of Bucks County, announces the opening of a new Visitor Center in Quakertown. Conveniently located within the Quakertown Historic District, this new location is easily accessible from major highways and will serve as a northern gateway to Bucks County.
To celebrate its opening, the Visitor Center, located at 21 N. Main Street in Quakertown, will host an Open House on May 18 during Quakertown’s Arts Alive Festival.
“This is an exciting time for tourism in Bucks County,” Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of Visit Bucks County said. “We are proud to be working with the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce to provide travelers a stop along their drive from points such as the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and New York.”
The 2,300 square-foot building features a glass-enclosed display space highlighting historic artifacts of Bucks County’s industrial heritage, including items manufactured in Quakertown, advertisements from historic businesses, and photographs documenting 150 years of Upper Bucks County. A renovated visitor services area will showcase brochures, itineraries, maps, an information kiosk and information specialists to assist visitors with travel needs.
“Visitor Centers remain a valuable asset to the hospitality that our region holds so dear,” said Quakertown Borough Manager Scott McElree. “With its convenient accessibility from major highways and roadways, this center will provide a boost to tourism in Quakertown and throughout the region.”
In conjunction with Quakertown’s Art Alive Festival, the May 18 Open House will feature a trolley service from the Quakertown Train Station to the new visitor center and horse-drawn carriage rides. In addition, John Fries Rebellion presentations with re-enactors will take place at 11am and 2pm at McCoole’s Red Lion Inn, located directly across the street from the center.
The Visitor Center, a renovated late 1800’s barn, is currently open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with plans to open weekends beginning this fall.
Bucks County Trolley Co. will provide the May 18 trolley service, which is sponsored by Quakertown Alive, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the Quakertown Historical Society and Dr. Coby.
More information about the Visitor Center Open House & Grand Opening can be found here: www.ubcc.org
For more information on things to do in Bucks County, check out VisitBucksCounty.com
Michelle Greco Falcone
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x. 231
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
215 536 3211