25 Free Things to Do in Bucks County
Save your money and enjoy some frugal fun in Bucks County! Venture through grand museums for a dash of history and experience the family-friendly festivities scattered throughout the County. No need to spend an arm and a leg when there’s an abundance of free fun out there!
1. Kids Castle
- Kids Castle
Let your little princes and princesses run wild at the eight-story Kids Castle in Doylestown Central Park. Your little ones will be grinning from ear-to-ear with the fun amenities offered featuring a twisty slide, tree house, barnyard, amphitheater and toddler promenade. It's a child's ultimate playground!
2. Washington Crossing Historic Park
- Washington Crossing Historic Park
Explore historic Bucks County at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Walk on the same ground as General George Washington and his Continental Army before they set sail across the Delaware River for their midnight crossing in December 1776.
3. Byer's Choice
- Byers Choice, Ltd
Celebrate Christmas year-round at Byers' Choice in Chalfont. Known for their famous Carolers®, Byers' Choice has created a winter wonderland in their Emporium, with a recreated Victorian London street and Christmas Museum. Watch as Byers' team of artisans brings these handcrafted figurines to life. The grounds are also home to magnificent landscaping, including a traditional English sunken garden.
4. 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection
- 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection
Pay homage to the fallen victims and heroes of September 11th at the 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in Yardley. View the Tribute Flag that once flew over the crash sites as it waves proudly, surrounded by the expansive Oak Garden, a powerful symbol of strength and endurance.
5. Bucks County Alpacas
- Bucks County Alpacas
Established in 2004, Bucks County Alpacas is owned by neighbors Karin Giordano and Erica Tollini. Located on 2 properties in Bedminster Township, Upper Bucks County, we have specialized in the breeding and raising of Suri Alpacas. Over the past 15 years, Bucks County Alpacas has evolved into primarily an alpaca fiber business selling at local farmers markets. We sell Suri fiber, roving, yarn, alpaca yarn and blends, both natural and dyed colors. We carry alpaca products, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks focusing on products produced in the USA, as well as a few fair trade products. Call ahead for a tour of the farm and to pet the alpacas!
6. Parry Mansion
- Parry Mansion
Take a walk through 125 years of history at Parry Mansion. Created by the New Hope Historical Society, this Museum has a mission to preserve important national and local symbols of history.
7. Bucks County Civil War Museum
- Civil War Reenactment Battle
Search through rare artifacts from the Civil War Period in Bucks County at Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library & Museum. Visit their research library and reading room filled with books, CDs, maps, and more- a history buff’s dream!
8. Shady Brook Farm
- Shady Brook Farm
Celebrate Bucks County agriculture at Shady Brook Farm. Stroll around and browse the market and farm. Find pick-your-own fun all year long and throughout the holiday season enjoy their beautiful lights display!
9. Underground Railroad
- Harriet Tubman statue along Bristol waterfront
For thousands of escaped slaves in the 18th and 19th 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 visited today. Follow our list in a self-guided driving tour to trace the journey that many people took as they sought freedom!
10. Peddler's Village
- Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival
In addition to shopping, dining, and strolling in one of Philadelphia’s top attractions, guests can enjoy year-round events and festivities, including specially themed months, weekend celebrations, murder mystery events, comedy nights, outdoor movies, fall scarecrow displays, and a million colorful Christmas lights with extensive holiday happenings.
11. Take a Haunted Driving Tour
- Ghost Tours of New Hope
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. Follow along on our 2-part self-guided haunted driving tour – if you dare.
12. Quakertown Farmers Market
- Farm Market in Quakertown
Spend the day window-shopping unique antiques and collectibles at Quakertown Farmers Market. Get inspired to freshen up your space with their vendors constantly rotating and enjoy free events all year round!
13. Historic Fallsington
- Historic Fallsington
Stroll around the town of historic Fallsington for free. Admire the historic Quaker meetinghouses, some which are still in use, and the Moon-Williamson Log House. and old tavern. There is a minimal fee if you would like a guided tour of the interior of the Moon-Williamson Log House.
14. Rice's Sale & Country Market
- Squash at Rice's Farmers Market
From antiques to home goods, Rice’s Sale & Country Market, is a fun way to browse and take home inspiration. This market spans across 30 acres and is named the oldest and largest flea market in Bucks County. Eat samples and gather business cards of local businesses as you go on an excursion through history.
15. Peace Valley Lavender Farm
- Peace Valley Lavender
See and smell the field in bloom throughout June and July at the Peace Valley Lavender Farm! Located across from Peace Valley Park and Lake Galena, the unique shop on the farm is open year-round and filled with handmade lavender gifts for home, bath, body and garden.
16. Covered Bridge Driving Tour
- Covered Bridge Driving Tour
Uncover Bucks County's hidden gems with a Covered Bridge Driving Tour! Each of the counties 12 remaining bridges from Cabin Run Covered Bridge in Plumstead to Schofield Ford Covered Bridge in Newtown are unique, containing signature features and rich histories dating back to the 19th century. A covered bridge tour is a great way to view Bucks County's beautiful countryside.
17. Stone House Driving Tour
- Stone house driving tour
Take a trip back in time and discover Bucks County's historic stone houses. Step inside significant historic sites or view them from afar as you go at your own pace on the step-by-step driving tour.
18. Tour the Towns & Main Streets
- Downtown Yardley
Stroll through the idyllic boroughs of Bucks County. Doylestown, Newtown, Bristol, Quakertown, Yardley, and New Hope offer visitors a visually appealing environment filled with quaint shops, popular landmarks and friendly faces.
19. Heritage Conservancy's Barn Voyage!
- Armitage Barn
Pack up the car and take a leisurely cruise through the scenic countryside to discover unique treasures! The Heritage Conservancy's Barn Voyage! Self-Guided Driving Tour takes you past more than 15 beautiful, rustic barns that pepper Central and Upper Bucks County's rolling hills and winding back roads.
20. Bristol Waterfront Park
- Bristol Wharf
Home to concerts, festivals, fishing, boating yoga, outdoor dining, monuments and people-watching, the Bristol Waterfront is a cherished treasure at the end of Mill Street. Plus, there’s even free parking!
21. Core Creek Park
- Core Creek Park
Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of Bucks County's expansive parks! Work up an appetite with a hike at Core Creek Park with the family or have the kids play on their interactive and colorful playground.
22. Ringing Rocks Park
- Ringing Rocks Park
Bring your own hammer to strike the boulder field in the 123-acre Ringing Rocks Park and hear them ring like a bell – it’s a scientific mystery! Also, be sure to pack a picnic and check out Bucks County's largest waterfall.
23. Delaware Canal State Park
- Biking the Delaware Canal
Bike ride along the water in Delaware Canal State Park before rolling out the picnic blanket in the park. If you’re not one for biking, the canal has great wildlife viewing and a river perfect for skipping stones!
24. Tyler State Park
- Tyler State Park
Park by the lake-side boat house and take a walk in nature at Tyler State Park. This 1,700-acre park asks to be explored with their beautiful waterfalls and horse trails beyond the water.
25. Nockamixon State Park
- Lake Nockamixon
Enjoy an afternoon picnic at Nockamixon State Park. With picnic tables lining the waterfront, this is the perfect spot to bring the family for beautiful views of nature.