Bucks County

April Fools' Day Myths to Tell Tourists

As a tourist in a new town, being open-minded is a must. That eager attitude to learn new things can also make it really easy to be fooled. Do you have friends and family coming to Bucks County in the near future? Play a practical joke by telling them one of these whimsical myths about your neighborhood…

1. Bucks County was named for the abundance of male deer in the area.

2. It costs $2.75 to cross each covered bridge, cash or E-Z Pass only.

3. Residents living next to Ringing Rocks Park take turns setting the rocks on vibrate each night.

4. In 2015, a new law went into effect stating all tiles in new homes must come from Moravian Pottery & Tile Works.

5. Fonthill Castle was originally built using straw and sticks, but the local wolf population forced builders to rebuild with concrete.

6. It’s customary for high school students from Central Bucks North to donate a collectible to the Mercer Museum upon graduation.

7. Every spring there is a pageant to be crowned the village peddler of Peddler’s Village.

8. The Vampire Killing Kit inside the Mercer Museum was used on the set of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’

9. Don’t forget to try Sand Castle Winery’s signature drink when you stop in, wine served out of a shovel and pail!

10. “Star Wars: A New Hope” got its title after being performed first as a play at Bucks County Playhouse.

Happy April Fools' Day! Can you think of anymore myths? Share your ideas with us on Facebook and Twitter.