Arts and Culture Group Tours
Bucks County is one of the places in Pennsylvania where the arts and crafts movement began and thrived. These places throughout Bucks County offer a detailed look at these pioneers’ lifestyles and the history that went into shaping our county and country. Take your group to one of these group-friendly places...
- Pearl S. Buck House
The Tile Works
Formerly known as Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, a national historic landmark located in Doylestown, this tile museum offers a glimpse into the forefront of the art and culture movement in the United States. Head into the pottery and see the way that these handmade tiles are created and purchase reissues of old school tiles to take home your own slice of history. This is the perfect location to bring a group to take a look back at the way that Henry Chapman Mercer ran the facility and was a proponent for this cultural movement. All guided tours are followed by an informational video about the history of the museum and a self-guided walk through of the museum. The Tileworks is the perfect place to take a step back in history and take in a place that was at the forefront of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States!
Byer’s Choice Ltd.
This craft factory in Chalfont offers a one-of-a-kind look into the production process of the famous Christmas Carolers who were created by Joyce Byers in the late 1960’s. Take a tour of the shop and see the way that these carolers are created, the history of the collections that she had to offer, and take in a Christmas show such as Gerald Dickens' A Christmas Carol (put on by Charles Dickens' great-great-grandson!). The Christmas Museum will get anyone into the holiday spirit with both an informational show and a look at upcoming and existing carolers. Tickets are offered on the website and Byer’s Choice is a perfect place to bring a group to begin celebrating the holidays with buses accepted by reservation!
Pearl S. Buck House
This historic national landmark in Perkasie offers an opportunity to look into the life and gaze upon the work of noted humanitarian Pearl S. Buck. Visit the site on her property where she would host community gatherings, view the typwriter that she wrote her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Good Earth on. The Pearl S. Buck House is a place to gain more of a sense for humanity in a time where it seems like it may be missing. Offering both interactive and traditional house tours this is the perfect location to bring your group to learn something about one of the most influential people of Bucks County
- Autumn at Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
- Churchville Nature Center
Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle
Henry Chapman Mercer was one of the pioneers in the arts and crafts cultural movement in this area and over the entire country. Sitting close together in Doylestown are his former home, Fonthill Castle, and the six-story museum dedicated to craft, the Mercer Museum. Each story offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Industrial Revolution. Offering a combination tour of both the Mercer and Fonthill for groups at a discounted rate, this is a perfect way to take in the lifestyles of those during this progressive era!
After nearly losing its classic character and culture due to the growing areas of Levittown and Fairless Hills, Historic Fallsington is the epitome of historic Bucks County. Once a place of Quaker living and worship, the feel and character of this Fallsington village has endured. Check out the way that homes and buildings were set up almost 200 years ago and are still the same. Bring your group on a tour of the village and look upon a landscape that hasn’t been changed for almost two centuries.
Churchville Nature Center (Lenape Village Experience)
The Churchville Nature Center in Northampton offers a glimpse into the way that the Native American Lenape tribe survived during their time in the area. This is the perfect place for educators to bring their class so that they can listen to those who work give historic accounts and a detailed glimpse into this everyday lifestyle. Visit the site for guest lecturers, basket making, clay bead making, and a plethora of other Native American activities while you are there! This is the perfect place for an informational and culturally unique group experience.
Michener Art Museum
This Doylestown museum was founded in 1988 and named for Bucks County native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener. Aside from the vast rooms of Impressionist art, there is always an interesting exhibit going on, usually some for children, too! Plan your group's tour on their website by filling out the appropriate form. There is group tour bus parking as well.