And there is truly something for everyone in New Hope. Visitors can enjoy the scenic countryside, family fun, and specialty shopping. It is a small town destination for tourists, antique collectors, theater audiences, and art aficionados.
The Logan Inn in New Hope is the oldest continuously running inn in Bucks County. Established in 1727, it offered its services to George Washington and his men.
New Hope’s history is grounded in its early days as a mill town, with its economy being carried in the first two centuries by transportation and water power innovation and its role in the American Revolution.
When the canal gave way to the railroad, a new era of the arts was ushered in. A group of artists, notably William L. Lathrop, Daniel Garber, and Edward W. Redfield settled along the river. This new colony of artists became known as the New Hope School.
In 1939, a group interested in the arts purchased an old gristmill and transformed it into the Bucks County Playhouse. The Playhouse, which was once home to many prominent actors and actresses, is now experiencing a fabulous resurgence. Come to New Hope to spend the day, the weekend, or more and enjoy fine dining, one of a kind shopping, world class shows, and the beautiful Delaware River.