From our fresh coffee and seasonal menu, to our comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, to our private event offerings, we’re dedicated to providing a delicious dining experience in our unique, cozy atmosphere.

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3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933

Birthdays. Holiday Parties. Rehearsal Dinners. Weddings. Parties. Business Meetings.
Let’s throw the event everyone will talk about.

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Whether you’re celebrating your birthday in the Parlor Room with a few of your close friends, or you’re planning an intimate wedding with up to 50 guests, good times become even better at The Lumberville General Store.

  • Holiday Parties
  • Heade Dinner Party
  • Hartley BBQ Buffet



March 20th & 21st
29.50 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB


April 24th – 26th & April 30th – May 2nd
$25 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6pm  |  BYOB


Whipped Garlic Hummus served with focaccia


Chilled Spring Pea Soup with mint

Watercress Salad with strawberries and feta

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio


Salmon Fillet served with strawberry salsa

Porkchop Milanese served with arugula salad

Roasted Prime Rib with rich gravy au jous

White Bean and Artichoke Stew


Mocha Latte Espresso Tart

Key Lime Tart with raspberry meringue

Decadent Red Velvet Cheesecake

Choice of vanilla, cinnamon or chocolate ice cream or raspberry sorbet


As you can see from the original date stone on the front of the store, our beautiful building has stood on River Road since 1770. Over the years – with ownership passing from local family to local family – the General Store has always honored the same fundamental tradition: providing a place for the community to congregate. While our visitors may not be relying on us for their weekly groceries these days, we’re proud to still maintain the cozy, communal feel that has defined our store’s history.



This once-sleepy area alongside the Delaware River steadily developed over the course of the late eighteenth century, and with it, the General Store. In 1775, Revolutionary War hero Colonel George Wall, Jr. acquired the land and began personally overseeing the store. He also (modestly) renamed the area “Walls Landing” and created two lumber mills, a grist mill, and a surveying school. By 1825, the store started to serve a dual purpose as the post office of the newly renamed “Lumberville” – a moniker chosen by Jonathan Heed and Samuel Hartley in response to the successful saw mill operations. As the eighteenth century turned into the nineteenth, the General Store exchanged hands between the Livezey family and the Heed family.



Over time, Lumberville became a bucolic haven for artists, such as Martin Johnson Heade, who was originally a “Heed” before leaving for Europe to study painting. His romantic landscapes experienced a resurgence in popularity the 1940s, with pieces selling for up to $1,000,000. When the daughter of his nephew, Elsie Housely, became the owner of the General Store in 1939, she ensured Heade’s continued recognition after disassembling his sketchbook and selling the pages to eager dealers and collectors. The store remained in her capable hands until 1973, when the ownership changed again.




Until 2003, The Lumberville General Store was run by Gerald Gordon. In 2008, Doylestown businessman Jack Thompson purchased the historic Black Bass Hotel at auction. Shortly thereafter, he acquired our beloved store. This marked the first time that the same person owned both of Lumberville’s most historic locations. After complete renovations to The Bass – and slight improvements to the General Store – both reopened in 2009.


In January 2015, The Lumberville General Store closed again in order to tackle major structural renovations and enhancements. It reopened in the Spring of 2016 as a warm and inviting meeting place for locals, a convenient venue for hotel guests and tourists, and a rest stop for the cyclists and hikers making their way along the towpath and local roads and trails.



  • Quaker poet and abolition advocate John Greenleaf Whittier called Lumberville home from 1839 to 1840.
  • Culinary queen Julia Child married her husband Paul in Lumberville on September 1, 1946.
  • The Lumberville Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.


The Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge is a walking bridge that connects Lumberville to Bull’s Island, NJ. Originally built in 1853, the wooden covered bridge had four timber spans crossing the Delaware River; but by 1944, it had grown unsafe for vehicles and was condemned.


In 1947, John A. Roebling’s Sons Company – the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge and part of the Golden Gate Bridge – was hired to replace the structure with a pedestrian bridge in 1947. These days, this unique multi-catenary pedestrian suspension bridge serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.




Opened in 1832, the 60-mile canal spans from Easton to Bristol. It was built to carry anthracite, cement, limestone, and lumber from northeast Pennsylvania down to Philadelphia. The canal gave Lumberville access to hard coal to burn to produce the steam that drove the mills. It also had a low-cost means to move agricultural and manufactured wares to market.


Around the time of the American Civil War, the canal also transported over 3,000 mule-drawn boats in addition to more than one million tons of coal per year. Over time, traffic on the canal decreased as freighters started to prefer the railroads, and the canal was deeded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1931.


Only two years later, the Delaware Valley Protective Association was founded to protect the canal as a historical asset. The DVPA paved the way for the establishment of the Friends of the Delaware Canal in 1983, and the group ensures the towpath remains usable and the canal restored.



  • The Delaware Canal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • In 1978, the Delaware Canal was designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • The Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor (between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol) was established by the US Congress and signed into law by President Regan in 1988.
  • In 1995, Scenic America – a conservation organization based out of Washington, DC – named the Delaware Scenic Drive (River Road) as one of America’s 10 Most Scenic Byways.


The Black Bass Hotel is one of Lumberville’s most historic buildings with an exciting past. Back in the 1740s, the building was called The Temple Bar and was primarily frequented by the lumbermen who rode rafts and boats down the Delaware River. However, it wasn’t just hardworking loggers who sought out a drink and a room. Legend has it that George Washington was actually turned away when he was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. The innkeeper at the time was loyal to the British Crown, so the rejection was tough luck for George – but certainly makes for a great story.


Fast forward to 2008 when The Black Bass was purchased at auction by Jack Thompson, who also owns several automobile dealerships in Bucks County. The Thompson family had been longtime admirers and patrons, and it was their desire to restore the beauty and retain as much of the hotel’s history as possible. The Black Bass has long offered sanctuary, entertainment, and sustenance to thousands of guests who flock to enjoy its River Deck Dining, Sunday Champagne Brunches, and seasonal dishes. The Hotel has also gained a reputation as a perfect location for intimate weddings and other special occasions. The rich tradition of fine dining and warm hospitality that have defined “The Bass” have been extended by the Thompson family to the newly renovated Lumberville General Store, and we look forward to a future as colorful as these two buildings’ pasts.




  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
  • Do you believe in the supernatural? The Black Bass is known for its ghostly tales – both from employees and guests alike!

As much as we’d like to see you 24/7, we understand that you can’t eat with us all the time.
You can still show off your Lumberville love with our shirts, mugs, and other available merchandise.

Local love in-store

Hats 19.95

T-Shirts 18.95

Mugs 8.95 (12 oz) | 9.95 (16 oz)

In addition to our store merchandise, we’re proud to carry locally-sourced products.
Stop in to see our full selection!

The region's best tasting, all-natural raw honey

All Natural Soy Candles from Bucks County

Sweet and savory jams and marmalades

Children's Book Series - author Laura T. Barnes

3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933


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