Experience Yardley, in collaboration with Visit Bucks County, is thrilled to introduce Visit Yardley! Visit Yardley was developed to showcase the charm and attractions of Yardley and its neighboring areas. By spotlighting local events, attractions, and enticing activities, Visit Yardley aims to inspire individuals beyond Bucks County to discover and enjoy Yardley and its surroundings. Through our partnerships, our objective is to foster exploration, support overnight accommodations, and bolster local businesses, all while enhancing the visitor experience.

Gather Place Museum, headquarters in The African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church of Yardley, is in the Historic District of Yardley Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This landmark dwelling stands as a poignant emblem of Bucks County’s rich heritage. This property has origins dating back to 1682, when Quaker William Yeardley laid the village’s foundation. The site has been a cornerstone of community and faith, most recently brought back to life!

Transforming through the years from a hay press barn where a small group of African Americans were welcomed to worship here, known as the “Free Peoples Church” and The Colored Church established in 1817. Then established as The African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in 1877, when African American congregants traveled over from the nearby Delaware River from Trenton, New Jersey, purchased the property and built this church. In 1982, the dedicated efforts of the late Mrs. Helene Derry Giles, a devoted African American resident of Yardley Borough, culminated in the A.M.E Church being recognized as a Historic Place in Bucks County by the Bucks County Conservancy. This honor is celebrated with a plaque on the building’s front façade, alongside a new plaque from the Heritage Conservancy, received this year. Additionally, this landmark building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, marking its significance.

Under Shirley Lee Corsey’s stewardship since July 2022, Gather Place Museum reveals the overlooked narratives of African American people and community, intertwined with Yardley’s Quaker founders and its vital role in the Underground Railroad. Gather Place Museum’s mission is – “Preserving History, Celebrating Culture and Community Engagement!

Join us for two extraordinary weekends about Pennsylvania’s founding family, celebrating women pioneers, and notable First Ladies of the United States of America. Get on our tour bus, leaving from Gather Place Museum located at the Historic District of Yardley Borough, Pa. and travel with us between two historic Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania locations along the historic Delaware River! Find out more at: https://gatherplace.org/womens-history-weekends

Join us at our Rediscover Ye Old Yardleyville event on Friday, June 14th! Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/449826924297376/?ref=newsfeed

To learn more about the Gather Place and the programs they offer, visit their site here. And be sure to check out all of their events on our calendar below:

Check out our comprehensive Community Calendar for happenings in Lower Bucks County and start planning your visit today!!