Things to Do in Newtown, PA

A Myriad of Exciting Activities

Whether you are visiting Newtown, Pennsylvania for work or play, the Temperance House is the ideal choice for experiencing nearby attractions and things to do. We are within walking distance of world-class restaurants, fun and interesting attractions and historic sites.

Below, you will find some of the most popular Newtown activities and attractions visited by guests.

Shadybrook Farm

Be sure to visit one of the last working farms in Bucks County. In addition to a nursery and garden center, this 100-year-old farm lets you pick your own crops, hosts fun, family-friendly events and festivals and has a deli and dairy shop where you can sample Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream or pick up locally produced Rose Bank Wines.

Tyler State Park

Divided by Neshaminy Creek, this 1,700-acre park features scenic roads, hiking trails, a covered bridge and picnic and athletic facilities in a beautiful pasture and woodland setting. 

Rose Bank Winery

In addition to wine tastings Thursday through Sunday, this rustically elegant winery offers a beautiful setting for weddings, reunions, corporate gatherings, fundraisers and more. 

Grounds for Sculpture

Located at the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds, this beautifully landscaped 42-acre park and museum features contemporary outdoor sculptures, indoor galleries, performing arts events, moonlight tours and wonderful restaurants and cafés. 

Moravian Tile and Pottery Works

Explore this active pottery mill and National Historic Landmark to see how handmade tiles and mosaics have been produced since the mid 1800’s. Features include a museum and interactive kid-friendly exhibits and videos.

Bucks County Playhouse

Located in a beautifully restored gristmill originally built in 1790, the Bucks County Playhouse stages live musical performances, plays and musicals throughout the year. 

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

Built to house famous historian and archaeologist Henry Mercer’s collection of over 30,000 pre-industrial handmade items ranging from hand tools to horse-drawn vehicles, the Mercer Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into daily life before the Industrial Revolution. Completed in 1912, Fonthill Castle served as Mercer’s home until his death in 1930 and is a stunning display of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles. The castle today holds a museum with exhibits that bring the history of 18th and 19th century America to life

Sesame Place

Want to see where Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, Bert, Ernie and the gang hang out when they’re not on TV? Bring the kids to meet all their favorite Sesame Street characters at this beloved amusement park featuring roller coasters and other thrill rides, water park rides, live shows and parades. 

Pearl S. Buck House

Tour the Bucks County farmhouse where famous American writer Pearl S. Buck wrote daily. Take a walk through the award-winning gardens, visit her gravesite, and browse the International Gift Shop. 

Bucks County Food Tours

Sample the flavor of Bucks County from a truly local perspective. Accompanied by one of Bucks County’s most knowledgeable resident foodies, you’ll take a chauffeured five-hour culinary of the region’s best locally made ice cream, meats, baked goods, vegetables, cheese, barbecue and more!

Kids Castle (Doylestown)

Located in nearby Doylestown, Kids Castle is a fantastic playground featuring a 35-foot foot wooden castle for climbing, an enormous twisting slide, a treehouse, a barnyard, a rocket ship and plenty of swings for kids of all ages.    

Temperance House

5 South State Street,
PA 18940

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