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Formerly a tavern, the Fountain House is an integral part of Doylestown's history. William Doyle, who founded Doylestown had built seven taverns, this building being one of them. Over the period it was sold and renovated several times and was finally restored in 1971. Currently, it houses a Starbucks coffee shop and several law firms. Given its historical significance, the Fountain House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Named after the American revolutionary leader Caesar Rodney, John J. Raskob built a historic and public square- Rodney Square in the 20th century and is now considered as the pulse of the city. The square is used for festivals and other celebrations. It is a perfect blend of architecture from ancient to modern time which includes Italian Renaissance, Classical Revival, Beaux-Arts and Moderne.
The splendid Georgian religious structure is the oldest church building in the United States that is famed as a National Historic Landmark. Explore the interesting stone carvings on its exterior. Located in an interesting setting on the burial grounds of Fort Christiana, it is considered as the throne of the city. The parish church still welcomes parishioners and conducts regular masses. Come and explore this historic, Gothic marvel.
Not to be outdone by the Grand Opera House or the Baby Grand, the Playhouse on Rodney Square holds its own. Entertaining the residents of Wilmington for 146 years, this playhouse showcases national touring productions of Broadway shows. A beautiful Victorian theater which opened its doors in 1913, it was formerly known as the DuPont Theater. Currently, it holds concerts, comedies, musicals, all kinds of plays and tribute shows.
The Delaware Art Museum is a grandiose exhibition space that features an impressive collection of paintings and illustrations belonging to the Pre-Raphaelite period and the artistic trend of 19th and 20th Century America. Here, you get to see artworks by masterminds like Dante Rossetti, Simeon Solomon, Thomas Dewing, Raphaelle Peale, among several others. Besides featuring an awe-inspiring collection, the museum also hosts various art-related activities like exhibitions and workshops. Apart from that, the various halls located within the premises of the Delaware Art Museum are rented out for corporate functions, meetings, private gatherings, cocktail parties, and several other events.