Tinicum Park History
The Park's Origins
John Stover gave the house, outbuildings and 126 acres of land to the County on May 11, 1955, to be used in perpetuity as a public park. In exchange he received $3,000 a year and the right to live in the house until he died. Three months later the house was damaged drastically by the August 1955 flood and the County took on its restoration. After John passed in 1958, Bucks County prisoners from Doylestown cleaned out he house and the barn. Over the course of the next decade the County restored the House and Barn, and the park was opened as the first County administered park in 1970. The House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.
Tinicum Park is located along the Delaware River in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Erwin Stover House and Barn sit on 126 acres of public parkland.
The House is open weekends, 12-4 pm from May through October for historic tours and programs. The Barn is available to rent for special events. It is also home to long time annual events like the Tinicum Arts Festival and the Fourth of July Symphonia and Fireworks. The park includes a camping area, playgrounds, picnic tables and pavilion, trails, ball fields, a boat launch, and a disc golf course.
Events, Registrations and Reservations
For Pavilion Rentals and Campsite Reservations, please go to our new Parks and Recreation Reservation System.
If you would like to rent the Tinicum Barn for your wedding or special event, please view the Tinicum Barn Rental Sheet.
Please view the Parks Calendar for a listing of all events at Tinicum Park.