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Ghosts at the Golden Plough: The Haunted History of Peddler’s Village’s Inn

by Eric Mintel on April 12, 2021

A historically haunted paranormal hot spot with ghostly apparitions, disembodied voices, eyewitness testimony and playful spirits are said to inhabit the Golden Plough Inn in Peddler's Village. Bucks County Paranormal Investigations detectives, Eric Mintel, Dave Antonow and Dominic Sattele, were first alerted of ghostly happenings when they received an email from their client Brian DiSanto, who…

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Afternoon Hisor-Tea: Renovated Grundy Museum & Bricky Girl Tea Room

by Christina Cordaro on April 9, 2021

"If a man does not take pride in his own town, he isn't likely to give a rap about his country", once stated by Joseph Ridgeway Grundy, a well-known man to this day of our local community here in Bucks County. Joseph Ridgeway Grundy was the son of William Hulme and Mary Ridgeway Grundy and the last generation to live in the Grundy residence in Bristol Borough. In 1884, the home, which today is the…

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Mysteries at McCoole’s: The Haunted History of the Red Lion Inn

by Eric Mintel on March 13, 2021

Watch as the Bucks County Paranormal Investigations team of Eric Mintel, Dave Antonow and Dominic Sattelle head to McCoole's Red Lion Inn in Quakertown to investigate the strange paranormal occurrences that have been going on for quite some time according to staff. Owner Jan Hench takes us through the history, and servers Brian and Kimberly take us through the mysteries. It all culminates with a…

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Comparing Bucks County's Past and Present through Postcards

by Chase Palmer on January 19, 2021

When looking for additional activities to do outdoor this year, I became interested in exploring Bucks County’s past and what many places look like today. I had become very fascinated with a postcard series that was published by the Arnold Brothers of Rushland in the early 1900s, and used their postcards as a guide to the 239 Bucks County locations that I visited. Some of the sites are fairly…

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Hidden Gems in Historic Fallsington

by Heather McGurrin on January 4, 2021

As I headed out for a sunny morning jog, I felt a deep appreciation for the beauty that exists in the small town of Historic Fallsington, Pennsylvania. The first thing I passed was the Doughboy statue in Meetinghouse Square honors World War I service members. “Doughboy” was a popular nickname for a United States infantryman during the war. In this beautiful town you will find across the road…

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This B&B in New Hope Hid Aaron Burr after His Famous Duel with Alexander Hamilton

by Brittany Brown on July 1, 2020

“Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?” Lin Manuel Miranda's earnest voice echoed in my head, as I walked up to the Aaron Burr House in New Hope. According to history, after killing one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in their famous duel back in 1804, Burr escaped to Bucks County to take shelter at a home that was previously owned by his close friends. This building is now a bed…

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Follow this Haunted Bucks County Driving Tour

by Brittany Brown on June 16, 2020

Established back in 1682, Bucks County has gathered its share of ghostly residents and haunting stories over the last few centuries. The County is home to roaming spirits, haunted roads and unexplained phenomenon. Join me as I embark on a driving tour of more than 20 haunted locations throughout Bucks County! Follow along - if you dare! While driving the entire length of stops will take you a good…

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Kid-Friendly Fun: Following the Footsteps of George Washington

by Jennie Porter on February 10, 2020

“Let’s go around the room and share a fun fact about ourselves”. Ah, the dreaded ice breaker. I’ve learned to avoid the awkward scramble to come up with an answer by keeping a tried and true response locked and loaded: “Growing up, I went to a Revolutionary War summer camp.” For three summers at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ, my sister and I wore tri cornered hats, and marched in the…

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A Unique Look at the Underground Railroad in Bucks County

by Sophia Boschetto on January 27, 2020

For thousands of escaped slaves in the 18 th and 19 th centuries, the Underground Railroad represented hope for a new life. This secret network of hidden, safe places relied on abolitionists and kind communities to aid runaways on their journey northward. Bucks County was home to many important stops on the railroad from taverns and churches to privately owned farms, many of which can still be…

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Newtown Through the Ages: From the 1960s to Today

by Alexandra Lashner on January 6, 2020

It’s been seven years since I’ve been a resident of Bucks County. I was born and raised in Bucks. Both of my parents were born in Northeast Philadelphia and raised in Bucks. My grandparents lived in Philadelphia as well. Even my husband, who was raised in Bucks, has family roots in Philadelphia. So when I went to college in Lancaster County seven years ago, I didn’t think I would be away for so…

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