Bucks County

DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE

Have an itching curiosity for history and heritage? Bucks County is home to numerous historical resources and museums where visitors can discover the history of our nation and local Bucks County boroughs. Channel your inner investigator as you uncover the past on your journey through time!

• The Civil War was the darkest point in American history, but the efforts of the brave men who fought helped shape the country we live in today. Learn more about those trying times at the Bucks County Civil War Museum in Doylestown. The museum includes many artifacts from the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, which included more than 1,000 volunteers from Bucks County and the surrounding area. The museum is also home to the Civil War Research Library and Reading Room, home to thousands of books, maps and rare first editions of records and first person accounts of the war.

• Discover the roots of the United States of America at the David Library of the American Revolution. This research library is dedicated exclusively to the study of American history between 1750 and 1800, featuring a prominent collection of Revolutionary War manuscripts including original George Washington letters. The David Library is the best place to learn about our revolutionary ancestors.

• Trace your family roots with a genealogy search at The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol. The library houses vital documents for those looking to discover their Bucks County heritage, including an extensive collection of city directories and obituary index.

• Bucks County is rooted in history, and many of the county's small towns have their own historical societies that help tell history on a local level, including BristolDoylestown and Sellersville.