Bucks County
Peddler's Village



Think you know all there is to know about the history of Peddler's Village? Test yourself or your friends with the questions and answers below:

In what year did Peddler's Village open?
June of 1962.

How did Earl Jamison, founder of Peddler's Village, get his start?
Lifelong Bucks County resident Earl Jamison got his start in 1953 when, at just 19, he opened his own farm stand in Holicong, PA called Bountiful Acres.

What Western U.S. town became the inspiration for Earl Jamison's Peddler's Village?
Jamison traveled regularly to Carmel, California in the late 1950's and early 1960's. These trips to the unique town inspired him to recreate a specialty shopping village in his home county.

What was the first restaurant to open in Peddler's Village?
In June 1962, Peddler's Village opened to the public with just 14 shops and the Cock ‘N Bull Restaurant, which Jamison opened and ran himself during its early years.

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