Oscar Hammerstein lived and worked on his farm in Doylestown, PA, where he wrote some of the greatest musicals of all time including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King & I, and South Pacific. The historic value of this landmark property is undeniable, but the last 5 acres are in danger of being subdivided into 4 building lots. We are working hard to preserve the property and create The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center for all to enjoy. It is the ideal location to share this truly American legacy with the world. WE MUST ACT NOW. Oscar needs you and Doylestown needs Oscar. Please don’t let this extraordinary treasure of our community’s local history be lost forever. Scroll down to learn more, and click above to get involved.

The Vote Is Nigh!

  • Only two men have had their work performed on every high school stage in America – William Shakespeare and Oscar Hammerstein.

  •  Over 70 Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Pulitzer Prizes can be traced directly back to Oscar’s Doylestown home. Songs from “Do Re Mi” to “My Favorite Things” were written right in Doylestown.

  • Oscar mentored Stephen Sondheim in Doylestown. Sondheim attributes his success in the theater to Hammerstein and is known for saying, “If Oscar Hammerstein had been an architect, I would have been an architect.”

  • There have been 5 hearings and 15 hours of testimony/public comment. Now, the zoning board will cast a vote and it happens live on Monday night, June 15th, 7pm at the Doylestown Township Building, 425 Wells Road. Come witness a pivotal moment in the history of arts and culture in Bucks County. Will Oscar Hammerstein’s Highland Farm be saved or placed into peril? Please come and demonstrate your support for this critical project that is certain to brighten our cultural landscape for generations. Thank you.

  • Click HERE to sign the petition to create a lasting tribute to Oscar Hammerstein.

  • We greatly appreciate the support of the community to keep Oscar Hammerstein’s legacy alive right here in Doylestown where he wrote so many of the world’s most beloved lyrics. Please consider volunteering or donating to the cause. Donations are tax deductible.

  • If our zoning variance application is denied, Oscar Hammerstein’s former farm will be gone forever, replaced by a 4-lot residential subdivision.

  • Our application is for a use change. We are applying under a special exception under the zoning ordinance asking for reasonable variances required to overcome hardships particular to the property.

  • We are not asking for anything that hasn’t been approved before in other nearby properties. With YOUR help, we can preserve this historic property and honor this legendary icon.

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