A Legacy of Historic Preservation
Did you know that River House at Odette’s hosts our annual fundraiser, Sunset Cocktail Reception where 100% of the proceeds benefit the New Hope Historical Society and our mission to preserve and to present New Hope’s amazing history through our educational programs, events, tours and so much more!?!
Come out for a night at the museum to learn about the ghosts that haunt the halls and follow the secret passageways to the dungeon. Experience the paranormal activity that takes over the mansion at night and meet the Parry ghosts who will give you chills…
The New Hope Historical Society will present a Fall Foliage Walking Tour along some of the most historic and picturesque settings to be found in Bucks County.
The tour, led by Roy Ziegler, historian, past-president and current member of the Society’s board of directors, will begin in the backyard of the Parry Mansion at 45 S. Main Street in New Hope. Situated along the Aquetong Creek, the mansion offers spectacular views of the creek and foliage along both sides. From there, the tour moves to the picturesque Delaware Canal towpath and then on to the magnificent Manchester Valley, once the location of New Hope’s largest mills. Then, the backyard of the Wedgwood Inn will offer a splendid vista of the valley below. Rounding out the tour, a rare glimpse of the 1740s Paxson/Rhoads Homestead will take visitors down Maple Grove, back to the time when a large part of George Washington’s army had encamped prior to the historic crossing of the Delaware.
A reception at the Parry Mansion will be presented immediately following the Walking Tour.
Tickets for the tour, including the reception, are $10 and can be purchased at newhopehistory.org.
All proceeds benefit the work of the New Hope Historical Society.
Benjamin Parry is known as the “Father of New Hope”. When he named his flour mill, New Hope Flour Mill, the name, New Hope, later replaced the town’s former name, Coryell’s Ferry in 1837. Parry was a community leader in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, spurring commerce and industry in New Hope for nearly half a century.
Discover our fascinating history with a Walking Tour of downtown New Hope!
Take our expertly guided walking tour to see the places and hear the tales that make New Hope such a fascinating place. The tour is approximately one mile long and lasts about one hour. Tours meet at The Parry Mansion Museum. $10 per person.
The New Hope Historical Society has over 500 members from the area and a Board comprised of local business executives and luminaries who care about New Hope's rich history. Membership is less than a night out on the town and the rewards are year long! Please join us!