Fordhook Farm

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Fordhook Farm
Fordhook Farm Barn, October 2010
Fordhook Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Fordhook Farm
Fordhook Farm is located in the US
Fordhook Farm
Location 105 New Britain Rd., Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′52″N 75°09′01″W / 40.29778°N 75.15028°W / 40.29778; -75.15028Coordinates: 40°17′52″N 75°09′01″W / 40.29778°N 75.15028°W / 40.29778; -75.15028
Area 16 acres (6.5 ha)
Built 1888
Architect Lee, Charles
Architectural style Colonial, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 87000674[1]
Added to NRHP April 30, 1987

Fordhook Farm, also known as Burpee Farm, is a historic farm and national historic district located at Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 12 contributing buildings and 2 contributing structures. They include the houses, barn, spring house, ice house, carriage house, "farm house," "cottage" and seed house, and two greenhouses. The main house is constructed of fieldstone, and the oldest section pre-dates 1798. Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915) purchased the farm in 1888. The farm was used for experimentation and seed production by Burpee Seeds until 1981.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Kathryn Ann Auerbach and William Sisson (September 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fordhook Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-24. 

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