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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GETTING THERE: Doylestown is about 180 miles northeast of Washington. From the Capital Beltway, take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 476 north; take Exit 20 for Germantown Pike, then Route 202 north (Dekalb Pike) to Doylestown. Or take Amtrak from Union Station to Philadelphia's 30th Street station, then the SEPTA R5 train to Doylestown.

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WHERE TO STAY: Doylestown Inn (18 W. State St., 215-345-6610, http://www.doylestowninn.com) has 11 nonsmoking rooms ($145-$220). Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn (70 East Rd., 215-345-6767, http://www.highlandfarmbb.com) is where Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics to "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' " from "Oklahoma!" Four rooms $160-$300.

WHERE TO EAT : Paganini Ristorante (81 W. State St., 215-348-5922) makes pasta and crusty bread daily. Dinner entrees $12.95-$16.95. Puck (1 Printers Alley, 215-348-9000) has a big patio and live music downstairs. Sandwiches less than $10.

WHAT TO DO: Fonthill (East Court Street and Route 313, 215-348-9461, http://www.fonthillmuseum.org). Admission $9; reservations recommended. Combo ticket with Mercer Museum is $12.

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (130 E. Swamp Rd., 215-345-6722, http://www.buckscounty.org). $3.50.

Mercer Museum (84 S. Pine St., 215-345-0210, http://www.mercermuseum.org). $8.

James A. Michener Art Museum (138 S. Pine St., 215-340-9800, http://www.michenerartmuseum.org). $6.50.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (654 Ferry Rd.; 215-345-0600, http://www.czestochowa.us). On Sundays (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), the cafeteria serves $6-$12 Polish meals.

INFORMATION: http://www.doylestownborough.net.

-- S.K.S.


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