Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is named after its founder, William Doyle, who opened an inn here in 1745. Its location, at a crossroads between other major settlements, led the town to grow and flourish, later becoming the county seat for Bucks County. Doylestown has plenty to offer visitors, especially those interested in history, as there are several excellent museums in town. Plus, the "Birthplace of America," Philadelphia, is just 35 miles away. Book a stay in one of the great hotels in Doylestown, PA and enjoy a small town that packs a big punch.
Philadelphia International Airport is 40 miles south of Doylestown— to get into town, first take the Airport Line SEPTA train to 30th Street Station, then change to the Lansdale/Doylestown line to get there. If you're taking a taxi, go to Zone 5 at the airport or collect a rental car from Zone 2 if you're driving yourself. Architect Henry Mercer was a local man who had a big impact on Doylestown, having designed several important buildings in the town. The most significant is the Mercer Museum, which holds a large collection of artifacts from the colonial days. His home, Fonthill, is also has a museum, and his workplace at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works is still extant as well. Other attractions include the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Civil War Round Table Library & Museum. The town is compact, and most Doylestown, PA hotels are within walking distance of all the attractions. If you're visiting Philadelphia and need some wheels, check out Doylestown car rentals before you take the short drive south. The Old City has all the main sights including the Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Head to Rittenhouse Square in Center City West to enjoy the nightlife, and if you're staying out late, it's worth looking into deals on hotels in Philadelphia.
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