Now that the weather is cooling and spooky season is near, there is nothing like taking a walking tour – even better, a haunted one! – in Bucks County.
One of my favorite places to visit is New Hope. Even on a cloudy, dreary night the town is a happening place to be! My girlfriend from the second grade asked me a few months back if I would be interested in doing a Ghost Tour of New Hope right in this small town adjacent to the Delaware River and in existence for over 200 years. With it being a pre-revolutionary town, the one hour walk that covers approximately one mile of the area was full of history and some eerie ghost tales. Never did I dream that this lantern-led tour given to us by guide Scott Randolph would be so inspiring and enlightening!
This ghost tour is held to the public every Saturday night from the first Saturday in June until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In addition to that, the tour is held on Friday AND Saturday nights during the month of October and on Halloween night. At the corner of Ferry and Main Streets, interested and curious thrill seekers meet at 8:00 p.m. For only ten bucks, you will venture on to an exciting excursion through the scenic streets of New Hope and hear all about the phantom hitchhiker, a historic inn, mansion, and museum.
If you are brave and daring enough to be a part of one of the oldest ghost tours in the United States, come out and learn about the mystery and history of the beautiful town of New Hope! “There are more ghosts per square mile in New Hope than anywhere else in the world that I have investigated,” says Scott, our knowledgeable tour guide. My favorite part of this adventure was the few minutes we spent on the Delaware Canal Path.
Whether you go with a group, a date, your brother or sister, your parents, or yourself, you will not be disappointed as you hear TRUE stories of hauntings throughout this small town right in the beautiful county of Bucks!
More Walking Tours in Bucks County:
Guided walking tours cover Meetinghouse Square and the interiors of three of our preserved buildings - the Moon-Williamson Log House, the Burges-Lippincott House, and the Stagecoach Tavern. The focus is on historic architecture, material culture, and local history. Tours run for about an hour through mid-October from Tuesday – Saturday every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Guided tours provide you with a glimpse into 17th century life at former Pennsylvania founder, William Penn’s, summer home. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include entrance into their award-winning exhibit, William Penn: Seed of a Nation, an orientation video, and a guided tour of the grounds
Guided walking tours are held Saturdays at 10 a.m. through October 31 by costumed guides for 90 minutes – 2 hours. Monthly schedule is as follows: First Saturday - Civil War tour; Second Saturday - Tree tour; Third Saturday- Women In History; Fourth Saturday - VIP tour; Fourth Sunday - Public Servants.
There are multiple different tours that are offered to learn about the culture, history and location of Bristol in southern Pennsylvania. Bristol Borough is one of Bucks County’s oldest towns and this, along with its location, gives it a rich history. The many African American monuments and Hispanic monuments exemplify its diversity. The tour also makes stops at locations such as the Historic King George II Inn and the Temperance Water Fountain.
This historic town is filled with relics and buildings of significance throughout different time periods. Head to General George Washington’s Headquarters to see the place where much of the War for Independence was planned and plenty of other buildings that were significant during this time. You can also check out the township house that still holds much of its old timely feel to go along with the historic carriage factory located in the heart of Newtown