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Pennsbury Manor is the colonial estate of William Penn, founder and proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania, who lived there from 1699 to 1701. He left it and returned to England in 1701, where he died penniless in 1718. Following his departure and financial woes the estate fell into numerous hands and disrepair. Since 1939 it has been the name of a reconstructed manor on the original property.Put Pennsbury Manor and other Morrisville attractions into our Morrisville travel route builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
Penn had his manor built on an 8,000-acre (3,200 ha) parcel, part of his much larger grant of land from the Crown. It was located about 25 miles north of Philadelphia along the Delaware River in present-day Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
In 1929 the Pennsylvania legislature authorized acquisition of the property by gift. In 1932 the Warner Company donated nearly ten acres of the property to the state of Pennsylvania as a site for a permanent memorial to Penn. The Pennsylvania Historical Commission was given responsibility for it. The legislature appropriated money to reconstruct the buildings of this estate in a historically accurate manner, to create a house museum in 1939. Over the decades, more land was acquired, and the property now has a total of 43-acre (17 ha). The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1969. The manor house and grounds are administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in association with The Pennsbury Society, and are open to the public.
Pennsbury Manor reviews
There's a lot in this center. There's a good Penn exhibit and video that introduces Penn and expands a person'e previous knowledge about him and Quakers. Then, there is the guided tour which adds...
There's a lot in this center. There's a good Penn exhibit and video that introduces Penn and expands a person'e previous knowledge about him and Quakers. Then, there is the guided tour which adds... more »
We really appreciated the avalibility of a golf cart which allowed several of our group to go around the site
We really appreciated the avalibility of a golf cart which allowed several of our group to go around the site more »
It is a great place to step back in time and visit the summer home of William Penn. You can walk to grounds of a recreated (at least in spirit) of his residence. They offer tours from very enthusiastic guides and have many special days offering demonstration from spinning yarn to brewing beer. Great place for education or just a relaxing day.
Great experience. Learned a lot about not only William Penn, but also about the quaker religion. Well informed tour guide and beautiful nature around the manor.
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