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         Doylestown’s origins date to 1745 when William Doyle obtained a license to build a tavern on what is now the northwest corner of Main and State Street. Known for years as “William Doyle’s Tavern,” its strategic location — at the intersection of the road (now U.S. Route 202) linking Swede’s Ford (Norristown) and Coryell’s Ferry (Doylestown) and the road (now PA Route 611) linking Philadelphia and Easton — allowed the hamlet to blossom into a village.


         In 1838 the Borough of Doylestown was incorporated. As the 1990s progressed, the downtown area rebuilt itself largely by turning to an out-of-town audience. Doylestown had long been respected as a bucolic tourist destination.


         This development goes hand in hand with the broader development of the region. As the Philadelphia metropolitan area expanded from southern into central Bucks County, the fields and farms of the communities around Doylestown quickly began to sprout housing developments. This development brought thousands of people to the area, but the neighborhoods created often lacked longstanding institutions or discernible centers.

Doylestown, more centrally located than Delaware River border town of Doylestown, which had traditionally served this function, was able to position itself as the regional center of culture and nightlife.


Arts & Culture

        Doylestown Borough is home to three structures designed and built by Henry Chapman Mercer. The Mercer Museum, a structure built in poured concrete, is the home to Mercer’s collection of early American artifacts. It also houses a collection known as “Tools of the Nation-Maker”, one of the most important of its kind in the world. The Bucks County Historical Society also maintains the Spruance Library, a research library, adjoining the museum. Fonthill (also known as “Mercer’s Castle”) was Mercer’s home and houses his collection of artifacts from around the world. The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is an operational facility utilizing the tools and techniques used by Pennsylvania German potters in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The former prison, across the street from the Mercer Museum, has been converted into the James A. Michener Art Museum. The borough also boasts a small music conservatory, writers’ and artists’ organizations, and other cultural activities. The Fountain House, a historic building, is located in Doylestown Borough.



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