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Below is a sampling of what our vibrant river town of New Hope has to offer.  It has a colorful history and interesting architecture which spans over 300 years. While New Hope is a small Pennsylvania town, it has an international reputation for fine food, lodging, live entertainment, antiques and eclectic art.  Click here to learn more about New Hope's history.

View the Fireworks from the Wedgwood Inn, New Hope, Bucks County, PA

Friday Night Fireworks over the Delaware River.

Click here to learn more about New Hope's free "Friday Night Fireworks & Special Events" every Friday evening at 9:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

When making your lodging reservations with us, ask your Innkeeper for the best Outdoor bar / restaurant and/or Boat Ride for viewing the Fireworks over the Delaware River!

View the fireworks from our Inn!  
   

Specialized Tours of New Hope and Bucks County - - bring your camera!

Below is a sampling of Innkeeper Dinie's favorite back road and off-the-beaten path things to do and authentic places to eat and drink. Tell them "Dinie sent you" for some special value-added benefits!

  • "Byers' Choice Factory Tour" of their "Christmas Gallery" and world renown handcrafted and painted Carolers and Kindles. www.BYERSCHOICE.com

  • "Bucks County Food Tours" provides escorted tours of the finest foods produced in Bucks County.  Examples include small-batch ice cream, pastured meats, artisanal cheeses, baked goods and more. www.BUCKSCOUNTYFOODTOURS.com

  • "Bucks County Carriage Company" provides horse-drawn carriage rides and yours thru town, or to a secluded spot for a catered, gourmet picnic.www.BUCKSCOUNTYCARRIAGES.com

  • "Crayola Factory Tour and Hands -on Discovery Center" demonstrates how a Crayola crayon is molded, labeled and packed. www.CRAYOLA.com/factory

  • "Ghost Tours of New Hope"; discover the history and mystery of the 'most haunted village in the world' on this lantern-led walk through town. Our Inns are included on the 'Bridge Street' tour...!  www.GhostToursofNewHope.com

  • "George Nakashima Woodworking Studio and Compound" is located on a scenic and secluded road and is a National Historic Site. The artists' homes and workshops are as inspired and beautiful as his original furniture designs. www.NakashimaWoodworker.com

  • "Lavender Farm at Carousel Farm Estate" offers tours of it organically grown lavender and 18th century stone barns and outbuildings. www.CAROUSELFARMLAVENDER.com

  • "Outdoor Sculpture" at "Grounds for Sculpture" offers self-guided and docent led tours. Over 200 sculptures are on view in the park, with many new additions added to the grounds throughout the year.  www.GROUNDSFORSCULPTURE.org

    and,

    "Outdoor Sculpture of Stella Elkins Tyler" at Bucks County Community College features a self-guided tour of 9 bronze pieces on permanent display in the gardens throughout this lovely campus (and her former estate).
    www.BUCKS.edu/gallery

  • Bucks County Winery/Brewery Tours are customized, escorted and private, special tours. You are driven in one of 3 sized vehicles that fit a couple's or group's needs. Will pick up at our Inns! www.TastingsandTours.com

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New Hope Visitors Center

c. 1790, 1 of 242  buildings in the New Hope Historic District.
Open 7 days a week to provide information about New Hope

Click here to view images of the Village of New Hope

New Hope was chosen America's #1 Arts Destination for 2005/6

 


New Hope & Ivy Land Railroad
(Daily trips plus theme trains
and dinner rides) 


Bucks County Playhouse
(1 of 12 places to go 
for live entertainment)

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Mule Barge Ride on the Canal
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River Boat Rides

Enjoy a leisurely ride on water while listening to music 
and an entertaining historical talk about New Hope


Bucks County Carriage & Trail Rides
Daily trips and specially arranged jaunts

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Parks and Recreation
Visit nationally significant Washington Crossing Historic Park, Bowman's Tower & Wildflower Preserve, Audubon Society Barn & Trails, and 24 other state & county parks in Bucks County.


The David Library of the American Revolution
(www.dlar.org) is for serious researchers.  Located just outside of New Hope in a set of c.1770 stone farmhouses and barns, they host frequent programs that are open to the public.


Martin Guitar Factory Museum
is a great interactive visitors enter, museum and guitar factory tour. Martin is America's most prestigious guitar, and its been made here for the last 175 years.  Whether or not you are a musician, a trip to this place is well worth the effort. View www.martinguitar.com for details.

 


Bring family and friends to watch Tinicum Polo Club
play the "sport of kings."
For information on Tinicum Polo Club, visit: www.TinicumPolo.org

 


New Hope Winery
is the home of the New Hope Winery, located just 1 1/2 mile south of Wedgwood Inn, Umpleby House and Aaron Burr House Bed and Breakfast. For details about tastings, tours and special events, click here: www.NewHopeWinery.com

 


A special experience in New Hope...

The TreeHouse, located less than one mile south of Wedgwood Collection of Inns, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for personal inspiration. Offering movement and meditative arts classes such as yoga, pilates, meditation and tai chi, The TreeHouse also invites you to expand your horizons with life enrichment workshops, unique special events and even Friday night candlelight classes. Custom day and group retreats are also available. Guests of  Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with their room key. Email us at: stay@WedgwoodInn.com for package information.  http://www.cornerstoneclubs.com/th/


Energize, de-stress, enjoy!

Cornerstone Health & Fitness offers everything you need if you're looking to fit in fitness and fun during your stay. Located less than one mile south of  Wedgwood Collection of Inns, you can get on the main floor for your cardio and strength workout, or head into the Group Exercise Studio for some of the most innovative and fun classes you'll find anywhere! Try the Octagon Training System in The Training Room or take a ride in the Spinning Studio. Personal Training as well as custom Group Fitness Events available. Childcare and locker rooms on site. Guests of Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with their room key.  Email us at: stay@WedgwoodInn.com for package information.   http://www.cornerstoneclubs.com/nh/

 


Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns

The Wedgwood Inn and 1833 Umpleby House are featured in
"Slice of Surburbia - New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ"
  by Christine Tarlecki  - click here to read article

 


1833 Umpleby House

A Classic Revival plaster-over-stone manor house, on the National Registry of Historic Places next to the Wedgwood Inn


Aaron Burr House

Seven room Bed & Breakfast located across the street from the Umplebyhouse and Wedgwood Inn.

To view full page article and images as published in Bucks County Town & Country Living magazine, click here


Pool, Tennis, Health Club, Yoga & Spa facilities available only to registered guests

New Hope International Film Festival
We are charter members of the New Hope International Film Festival, and our inns are situated midway between its two venues to show its films.  Our Guests receive a discount on all tickets to films, as well as Special Events related to this festival.  Click here to read article in the Intelligencer   
For this year's calendar, click here:
www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

In addition to our interesting attractions in the bucolic Bucks County area, we are ideally situated midway between New York City, Philadelphia and also just a few minutes from Princeton, New Jersey.  All contain major, must-see historic American landmarks - easily a day trip during your stay in New Hope.

Nearby City Attractions:

New York
NYC - 90 minutes easily accessible from the Inn by express bus or car.  To view images of New York City attractions, click here

Philadelphia
Philadelphia's historic district is just 30 min. by car.  To view images of Philadelphia attractions, click here

Princeton, NJ
To view images of Princeton University, Einstein's House, Palmer Square, click here.

Reminder: View our Special Packages for
Sunday night free and other offerings
 

  • Wedgwood's InnSchool for Aspiring Innkeepers
    The Wedgwood InnSchool offers seminars and apprenticeships year round. Click here to view details about America's oldest program of its kind for innkeepers-to-be. Click here for more information

  • Shopping
    Browse & Shop in our independently owned art galleries, antique stores, & boutiques.

  • Elizabeth Gilbert's TWO BUTTONS Store
    While in New Hope, visit Elizabeth Gilbert and Jose at their 2200 square foot warehouse of world wonders. A New York Times best selling author and world traveler too, Elizabeth and Jose have opened a space to sell some of their amazing, exotic, handmade, gorgeous stuff! Opening hours vary week by week. Ask your innkeeper for details, or go to www.twoButtons.com

  • Anton's at the Swan Hotel
    A favorite restaurant of ours, Anton's is in a historic building renovated by Broadway set designer
    Jim Hamilton ( a local)   www.antons-at-the-swan.com

  • Rice's Sale and Market
    25 Acres of indoor and outdoor vendors selling everything from Amish products and antiques to Zebras.  Only minutes from the Inn, it is Bucks County's oldest market (since 1860) and a real New Hope original!  Shop with the locals.

  • The Restaurants, Clubs and Theatres of New Hope
    Enjoy a delicious dining experience in one of New Hope's 24 restaurants, cafes and lounges.  Many have canal or river views, outdoor seating and fireplaces.  Bob Egan's Cosmopolitan Club, The Bucks County Playhouse, Havana Restaurant to name a few.  Some are BYOB. New Hope also has several Martini Lounges, Raw Bars, Piano Bars, Cabaret Shows, Musical Theatres and Comedy Clubs.
    To view Dining, Nightlife, and Entertainment options -- most within blocks of the Wedgwood Inn -- visit newhopepa.com

  • Museums & Art Shows
    New Hope boasts the Michener Art Museum, including the works of the New Hope School of Landscape Impressionists. There are 5 more nationally prominent museums in the area. The New Hope Outdoor Sculpture Show and other such exhibits are ever changing. 

  • Art Galleries of New Hope
    There are over 3 dozen galleries in New Hope.  Nearby galleries include Sidetracks and Howard Gallery of Fine Art, just across from Aaron Burr House

  • Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio
    Gratz Gallery features an exquisite inventory of 18th, 19th and early 20th century oil paintings by artists from the New Hope School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

  • Colonial New Hope Walking Tours
    Learn about the interesting history of our 300 year old community. 

  • Ghost Tours of New Hope
    Lantern-led and narrated walking tour, highlighting the legends, folklore and ghostly goings-on of this 300 year-old village.  At the Wedgwood Inn, explore a tunnel of the underground railroad where slaves passed through to freedom...and some still remain.  Click here to view trailers for the tours

  • Towpath on the Canal
    Cross-country ski, stroll, bike or ride a horse along the quiet towpath (zero elevation)
    No More Barges but Plenty of Beauty, The New York Times - click here to read article

  • Kissing Bridges
    Bike or drive through our 12 Covered Bridges and re-discover why they are called "kissing bridges".

  • Balloon Rides
    Adventure off into the wild blue yonder in a Champagne Hot Air Balloon or in a Classic Bi-Plane.

  • Boating on the River, Canal and Lakes
    Tube, canoe, white water rafting, sail or kayak . BYO or rent one here.

  • Coryell's Ferry Boat Rides
    Take a ride on a 65-foot Mississippi-style riverboat.

  • Wineries 
    New Hope Winery
    - This Classic Bucks County bank barn is the home of the New Hope Winery, located just 1 1/2 mile south of Wedgwood Inn, Umpleby House and Aaron Burr House Bed and Breakfast. For details about tastings, tours and special events, click here: www.NewHopeWinery.com

    The New Hope Winery is one of  8 different local wineries.  There is also a local Brewery & several Brew Pubs around town.

    To navigate the wine trail around the Wedgwood Inn, view BucksCountyWineTrail.com - World Class Pennsylvania Wines - easy to find, easy to drink!

  • Golf and Spas
    Spend a half day on the links or pampering yourselves at one of our Day Spas. A lush 20 acre Miniature Golf Course is a real treat too. 

  • Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope (www.bhwp.org)
    is a world-class Preserve on 135 acres. There are 1000 species of native Pennsylvania plants in a naturalistic setting. Open seven days a week year-round. Their website includes a Calendar of Events.

  • Bucks County Pennsylvania Gardens
    Southeastern PA has many lovely gardens and perennial farms open to the general public. Wedgwood Inn offers bed and breakfast lodging near all these flower shows rare plant auctions, perennial farms and plant sales. Click here for links to several Bucks County, PA Gardens

  • The Alpha Solution For Permanent Weight Loss
    by Ronald Glassman, PH.D..M.P.H. with Mollie Doyle
    "Finally, a medically proven way to change your relationship with food forever - no diet or exercise required!.This revolutionary book reveals how to literally think yourself thin: by simply and esily training your brain to automatically crave healthy foods in the proper portions. Whether you want to lose Ten pounds or Fifty, "The Alpha Solution" will quickly make diet struggles a thing of the past - and keep you fit and think for life!

  • Documentary about New Hope by Up River Productions
    The natural beauty of New Hope, Pennsylvania, a charming river town, is only surpassed by the beauty of its people who have embraced differences in individuals throughout its history.  Watch the Embraceable You Trailer to catch a glimpse of this award winning documentary and the quaint, progressive village situated on the banks of the Delaware River. 

To view current amateur photographs of New Hope street scenes, shops, people and life on the Delaware River and Canal, visit www.scenicbuckscounty.com

 

Calendar of Events

There is always something going on in the New Hope, Bucks County area to add enjoyment to your visit.  Just ask us about the dates you have in mind.  If you are flexible with your calendar, consider planning for some of these upcoming events. 

Of course, if you give us enough time, we can almost always arrange for a private, custom-designed tour or event.

The New Hope Area Chamber of  Commerce keeps a good year-round events listing by month.  Click the following live link to their site:  http://newhopepa.com/events.htm   Also view the "Nitelife" and "Entertainment" pages of this website for more information on live music, theatre and entertainment.

Martini, Martini, the drink
I love the most.
Two, I'm under table.
Three, I'm under the host.

by Dorothy Parker
(member of the famed Algonquin Roundtable and part-time  New Hope resident) 


For statewide information visit GreatPennsylvania.com - Pennsylvania directory provides useful resource, business information in Pennsylvania.

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