New Hope Travel Guide
Welcome to New Hope, PA!
Situated on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey state line, New Hope's roots date back to the late-1700s, when it was established as a gristmill community, which is evidenced today at the Phillips— Mill Historic District. Today, the town reflects its history through a plethora of restored buildings containing dozens of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historic inns. All year long, Rice—s Market, a 700-vendor farmers— market, welcomes people to browse through local goods. New Hope is situated on the Delaware River, across the toll bridge from Lambertville, New Jersey. Visitors can explore the river shores by taking a paddlewheel cruise with Coryell—s Ferry Boat Rides or learn some local history with Wells Ferry Boat Rides. During the American Revolution, George Washington led a surprise attack across the river near New Hope, where the Washington Crossing Historic Park sits today. This park is also home to Bowman—s Hill Wildflower Preserve and the Van Sant Covered Bridge.
Van Sant Covered Bridge was constructed in 1875 to span Pidcock Creek.
Hotels & Motels
This bed and breakfast, constructed in 1749, features six private rooms.
This private tourist railroad runs from New Hope to Ivyland, Pennsylvania and runs daily freight and passenger service with a vintage steam engine.