Perkasie Park To Seek National Historic Status
The Perkasie Park Association has retained leading historical preservation firm Wise Preservation Planning LLC to lead the Association’s application to the National Register of Historic places.
If approved, Perkasie Park would become just the second site in Perkasie Borough to be listed currently on the National Register, joining the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, which was accepted in 1980.
Perkasie Park’s roots date back to the winter of 1777-1778, when a family used the current park’s woods to hide their livestock from Redcoats. During the 1880s and 1890s, Perkasie Park attracted as many as 25,000 people on its annual camp meeting Sunday, along with 6,000 horses.
Today, the Park Association maintains its Victorian traditions by holding regular seasonal religious services, and the 132-year-old facility contains 60 historic cottages and an outdoor auditorium that is on the Bucks County Heritage Conservancy list.
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Perkasie Park in local and national news!
The Intelligencer and News-Herald ran recent profiles of Perkasie Park's efforts to obtain National Historic status because the Park's social and religious heritage. Better yet, the Associated Press picked up the News-Herald story nationally. Here are the links:
Kyle's story from the Intelligencer: http://tinyurl.com/onke68b
Bob's story from the News-Herald: http://tinyurl.com/o5xqhoa
Bob's story picked up the AP: http://tinyurl.com/mt6jdhx
What Is Perkasie Park?
Our private park has been a part of the small town of Perkasie since 1882, when the park's location was used for social gatherings and religious meetings. Today, the Perkasie Park Association operates the park as a non-denominational seasonal facility. Learn more about what the park is doing today and its fascinating history.
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Perkasie Park History Presentation
These are slides, nearly 90 of them, from our history presentation given to the Perkasie Historical Society in September 2013. Thanks to everyone who contributed photos and information.
Park Video From 1993
Enjoy a drive around Perkasie Park on Memorial Day in 1993.
The PPA is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the current Perkasie Park.
The park is privately owned and its members keep the heritage of the park going strong.
The public is allowed in the park for certain events during the summer.
What Is Perkasie? It's More Than A Town
Perkasie may be the best-kept secret in Bucks County. The area is rich in history--going back to the days of William Penn,
Modern Perkasie is a diverse small-town community that's close to Philadelphia, New Hope and Lancaster County.
Learn more about Perkasie.
Members Only Access
If you are a current Park member or shareholder, get updates on private events at the Park, dates of services, and updates on our new blog, and Facebook page.
Get access using the Contact Us form on this page, or speak with a board member.
Quotes From The Past
"To those seeking rest for the body, stimulus for the mind and profit for the soul, we extend a cordial invitation." -- Park souvenir booklet, 1924
Pictures of The Park Since 1898
Go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian summer village.
Our Proud Historic Sponsors!
Between 1900 and 1930, only the best businesses in Perkasie and other locations sponsored our annual Souvenir booklet. Check out the ads below!
On a very limited basis, the Perkasie Park Association will rent out its historic Pavilion for wedding services and other activities.
The Pavilion is mostly used for religious services, and it's on the Bucks County historic register. Use our Contact Us form to get more on his unique facility!