Aaron Burr House, New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bucks County

Aaron Burr House, New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bucks County

Aaron Burr House, New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bucks County




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New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania- USA

New Hope is a small bustling riverside village, founded by William Penn in 1681, with an international reputation as a thriving antiques and art center as well as the restaurant capitol of bucolic Bucks County.  The early English settlers named Bucks County, known for its meandering country lanes, wooden covered bridges, and native field stone farmhouses, because this area reminded them of their homeland, Buckinghamshire.  An all-American town, the region is still often compared to the  Cottswalds in England.  Indeed New Hope and all of Bucks County offer a serene destination for the sophisticated traveler.  Vista's that attracted the early English settlers and later the "New Hope School" of landscape painters, are as inviting today as they were then.

Located halfway between NYC and Philadelphia this historic hamlet is only 10 miles off I-95 and 25 miles from either Philadelphia International airport or Newark (NJ) International airport.  It is on the bus line from New York City and only 10 miles from the Amtrak train station (Trenton, NJ).

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

Fireworks over the Delaware River.

There are free Fireworks several times a year on the Delaware River between New Hope and Lambertville.

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!  

Aaron Burr House is ideally located steps from the village center and the Delaware River and Canal, and only a block from the Lambertville-New Hope Free Bridge and all that Lambertville has to offer.  In addition, Washington Crossing State Park is only a mile away.  The 7 guest rooms and suites combine the period charm of lofty windows, black walnut floors, brass paddle fans, antique furnishings, original art and hand made quilts with such modern essentials as private bathrooms, air conditioning, color cable TV and WiFi.  Several accommodations also boast fireplaces and oversized beds.  The 19th century house has also been independently rated and approved by Mobil Guide (3 stars) and AAA (3 diamonds) and has been featured in the Bucks County Magazine, The Washington Post and on CNN Travel Show.

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.

"Thanks for arranging our private lantern�led ghost tour of New Hope. Not only is the Inn delightful and the staff warm and welcoming, the history of the house is amazing too. No wonder Aaron Burr fled to New Hope for a week! We'd still 'hand around' too but there seems to be enough ghostly going�ons around here already. Next year we'll stay longer than 3 days though�"

  The Newman Family Reunion
RE: Workshop for Aspiring Innkeepers at Wedgwood's InnSchool:
"Thanks for an informative and thought-provoking two days of your B&B/Inn Seminar for Aspiring Innkeepers. While I haven't yet decided for sure that owning and operating an inn is what I'm cut - out to do, your workshop helped me get a start on a plan for my further research and consideration. In addition to the topic areas you addressed, the visits to other inns and Inn Style Wholesalers and MillBrook Food Distributers were especially enlightening. Thank you very much."
   S. Goulding  -  Seattle, WA

The New Hope Area Chamber of Commerce 
keeps a good year 'round events listing, by month. 

Some other helpful links:

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

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  • www.WedgwoodInn.com
    For other lodging options, view our sister inn's website. Also a member of the "Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns," our neighbor has 8 guestrooms/suites as well as a larger meeting space (to 30). We often work together in hosting larger meetings/events.

  • www.1833UmplebyHouse.com
    Also a neighboring B&B that is a member of the "Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns," this inn has 8 guestrooms/suites (some with kitchenettes), a Carriage House and meeting space for 12 persons.

Other favorite links and/or telephone numbers to local attractions include:

  • A special experience in New Hope

    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


      "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).

    • 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

  • Bucks County Playhouse - The completely renovated Bucks County Playhouse is just blocks from the inn and has been offering Equity productions since July 2, 2012.  For the current season's schedule, visit BucksCountyPlayhouse.org  Ask your innkeeper how to get "your" discounted tickets.

  • 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. 

  • 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.   www.cornerstoneclubs.com

  • 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
  • Ballooning www.woghab@juno.com
  • Canoe/Tube/Kayak/Raft rentals www.rivercountry.net 
  • David Library of the American Revolution Phone:215.493.6776
  • Delaware Canal State Park of New Hope www.dcur.state.pa.us 
  • Fonthill Grand Castle Museum www.fonthillmuseum.org  
  • Freeman's Bike Shops Phone: 610.847.5506
  • Locktender's House of New Hope www.fodc.org
  • Mercer Museum www.mercermuseum.org
  • New Hope Canal Boat Rides www.canalboats.com 
    No More Barges but Plenty of Beauty, The New York Times - click here to read the article
  • New Hope Steam Train Rides www.newhoperailroad.com 
  • New Hope's Parry Mansion Museum www.parrymansion.org
  • Ringing Rocks State Park Phone:215.757.0571
  • River Horse Brewery www.riverhorse.com 
  • Sand Castle Winery www.sandcastlewinery.com 
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park and Wild Flower Preserve Phone:215.493.4076  www.washingtoncrossingpark.org
  • Wedgwood's InnSchool for Aspiring Innkeepers www.wedgwoodinn.com
  • Witch Walk and Ghost Tour of New Hope Phone:215.957.9988  Take lantern-led evening walking tour and learn about the "ghostly going-ons" in this haunted village -- and our Inn too. The 'sightless stare of Aaron Burr' can still be seen...

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Aaron Burr House, New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bucks County