Long a waypoint in the history of American development and now enveloped by the pressures of modern suburbia, Fallsington has become...
...the village that time forgot
Nestled in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia and near the "falls" of the Delaware River, the historic village of Fallsington is an enduring community in the heart of Lower Bucks County. Beginning in the early 1950s when the threat of development in the adjacent Levittown and Fairless Hills areas was imminent, a group of concerned citizens organized together to work with local officials to protect the heritage of the Village. They formed Historic Fallsington, Inc. in 1953 and remain stewards of the 6 historic buildings and thousands of unique artifacts entrusted to our care. Before and since then, the Village has retained much of its historic character from its early days as a seat of Quaker life, worship, and commerce through to its more recent history in the 21st century.
Fallsington is a living community of 17th through 21st century homes of varying architectural styles and a small number of other buildings that represents the growth of its population and boundaries over the centuries. Historic houses of worship of various denominations, small-scale commercial structures, and residential buildings have been restored and intrusive development has been stayed. The historic village is important today not because it was the site of world-shaking events or the home of especially famous people but because of the inspiring people that have lived and worked here over the centuries and continue to join together for its continued preservation.
We urge you to visit us- Stand in Meetinghouse Square and gaze at a landscape largely unchanged for centuries; Join one of our guided tours of 3 of the historic buildings preserved and protected by Historic Fallsington to learn about some of those people of the past and how they lived; Experience the graceful way in which this small, unspoiled spot complements the surrounding communities.
2023- Our 70th Year!
Saturday, May 6th
Spring Cleaning Sale from 8:00a.m.-Noon
Some of our neighbors in the village will have items for sale and we'll have a few vendors setup behind the Tavern too. Lots of good bargains to be had.
HFI Open House from 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
We’ve cleaned and dusted and hope you will join us for this FREE event. Enjoy a tour of our historic buildings & grounds and try a few historic trades & crafts for yourself. Artist Ed Kane will also be on-site showcasing some of his recent creations.
**Program sponsored by Donna Petrecco, Addison Wolfe Real Estate.
Historic Fallsington, Inc.
Information Center & Office
4 Yardley Ave.
Fallsington, PA 19054-1117
Open for guided tours and other programs:
*Closed major holidays*
May-October: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
November-April: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. by chance or appointment.
* Closed Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day*
All programs are included with your admission fee, unless otherwise noted:
Children (aged 6-12)- $3.00
Military, Seniors, and
AAA & HFI/ROAM members- $6.00
Thursday, May 18th at 7pm
Spring Evening Lecture-
Treasures from the Library Vault:
True Crime in Bucks County
Join Bucks County Historical Society Director of Library & Archives Annie Halliday as we delve into archival and museum objects related to true crime in Bucks County. We will discuss the famous Mina-Chapman murder case in 1831, the Rightly murders in 1893, and some surprise artifacts from their collection. Items will include clues from the investigation, images of suspects, stories of attempted jail breaks, and more. Fee: donations welcome
Program hosted in the Social Hall, Fallsington Friends Meeting- 9300 New Falls Road.
Contact us to rsvp.
Saturday, May 20th at 4pm
Twilight in Fallsington
Join us at the Stagecoach Tavern & help us raise funds to “Raise the Roof” of the Burges-Lippincott house while enjoying some light fare & drinks, including fine wine & premium beers. Your ticket also includes a tour of the collection to highlight the more recent history of the village. Buy a chance to win some great items in the raffle too. Fee:$35/ticket.
Watch an historical and education episode featuring Historic Fallsington in Visit Bucks County’s YouTube series, “Bucks County Is My Home.” See more episodes in the series here.
Funding for this website was provided in part from the
2021 Bucks County Tourism Grant program.
HFI receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.