Spotlight: Pennsbury Manor

Pennsbury Manor, the historic reconstructed home of William Penn, is excited to invite you to a full year of fun community programs for all ages.

The Manor begins 2020 with a free celebration of Pennsylvania’s 339th birthday on March 8th with its annual Charter Day Program.

In addition to family-friendly tours of the Manor, the event includes historic demonstrations and activities.

Each year the site also hosts a food drive to help support a local food bank.

Please consider bringing a nonperishable food item with you to this event. 

The site’s popular fundraiser, “Brews and Bites,” will take place on June 27th.

Come out and support the site’s educational programs at Pennsbury Manor by relaxing along the Delaware River and enjoying samples from local breweries and distilleries.

Celebrate a fun and safe Halloween on October 31st with “Tricks and Treats.”

Candy, games, and a non-scary environment make this free family event fun for all ages.

Holly Nights, a local community tradition, never fails to put everyone in the holiday spirit and will occur on December 3rd and 4th.

Candlelight, bonfires, music, and hot mulled cider will delight young and old!

In addition, Pennsbury Manor wants to invite everyone to visit the site during Sunday programming starting in April.

Each program is designed to showcase different aspects of 17th century life at Pennsbury.

Tours of the Manor are available Tuesday through Sunday from March until December.

Looking to really join in our fun?

Consider joining one of the most dynamic and amazing volunteer groups serving out community.

Please contact us at 215-949-6400 ext. 107 or email Zachary Long at

The site is in constant need of historic guides, animal care help, as well as grounds and garden maintenance.

Your help and dedication assist us to preserve William Penn’s legacy for future generations.

Pennsbury Manor is the 17th century reconstructed country estate of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. Situated on the Delaware River, this 43-acre estate includes a Manor House, and outbuildings including a kitchen house, smokehouse, workers cottage, stables with animals, joyners shop, blacksmith shop, formal and kitchen gardens, and a gift shop.

Pennsbury Manor is located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road in Morrisville.

Pennsbury Manor is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with the support of The Pennsbury Society, a non-profit organization.

For additional information on Pennsbury Manor please visit or call 215- 946-0400.

PHOTO CAP: Charlie Thomford leads friends in a role play activity in William Penn’s time.