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Four Must-See Points of Interest in Doylestown

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Posted on October 27, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The historic Doylestown community surrounding the Delaware Valley University campus provides students with an abundance of things to do and places to see during their free time. If you need a break from studying or the DelVal campus, planning a day trip around Doylestown or to a specific local event can be just the stress reliever you need.

With so much to do in the Doylestown area, it’s easy to find a point of interest where you can have a great time. Whether it’s a tour through a museum, a peaceful walk through a park or checking out a new date spot, you and your fellow DelVal students are part of an appealing and engaging community. 

To spark some inspiration about how you can experience the community surrounding DelVal, find our four must-see points of interest in Doylestown below.

Fonthill Castle
Built between 1908 and 1912, Fonthill Castle now serves as a tourist attraction thanks to its beautiful architecture and collections that Henry Chapman Mercer held during his residency. Fonthill Castle has been named a National Historic Landmark, and a walk through the castle and its grounds will leave you breathless.

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Doylestown was a staple location for the early 20th century American arts and crafts movement, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works created beautiful ceramic tiles that Henry Chapman Mercer placed around Fonthill Castle. 

Today you can visit the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works to purchase some handmade creations and take part in the seasonal activities held in the courtyard. 

County Theater
Located in the heart of Doylestown, the non-profit County Theater has been showcasing independent and classic films for more than 70 years. The variety of films shown at the County Theater makes it a charming date spot and an escape from the modern-day cinema experience. 

Peace Valley Park
Peace Valley Park provides DelVal students with 1,500 acres of outdoor activities to enjoy in the fall. You can take the hiking trails to see the foliage change colors, stop at one of the picnic areas for lunch, pack a fishing rod for a peaceful outing or tackle one of the beautiful bike paths. Solitude and tranquility can go a long way for college students, so a trip to Peace Valley Park is a great way to spend a day off from academia.

One of the many beneficial qualities of DelVal is its setting in historic Doylestown, which provides various points of interest for students and families. The town’s history has left behind museums and must-see landmarks that our students have the pleasure of enjoying. 

An important aspect of the college or university where you choose to further your education is the off-campus community. At DelVal, students can engage with the pleasant, inviting community of Doylestown. 

If you’re interested in getting a feel for the DelVal environment as well as the Doylestown community, you can schedule a campus tour today