Hours, Admission, and Safety Guidelines
Temporary Hours & Operations
The following information is subject to change depending on COVID-19 mitigation regulations. Please contact us at (215) 946-0400 to confirm the details of our current operations.
As of Friday, April 30th, 2021, we have reopened with the following limited schedule:
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, our grounds are open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for self-guided tours, but all buildings and facilities remain closed.
The site is open for guided and self-guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. We are currently offering guided tours at the following times: Friday & Saturday at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:00, and Sunday at 12:30, 2:00, and 3:30. Guided tours are available by reservation only, and can be scheduled by calling (215) 946-0400.
Frequently Asked Questions
What safety guidelines are in place?
- [Updated 5/22/21] According to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission guidelines, masks are still required when visiting Pennsbury Manor. Masks must be worn when inside a building, and when near other visitors outdoors. Social distancing is also required; visitors must stay at least 6 feet away from anyone outside of their household, even when wearing a mask. Visitors must sanitize or wash their hands at the beginning of their visit, and should do so again before leaving. Visitors who are experiencing any symptoms of illness should refrain from visiting until they are symptom-free. Pennsbury Manor will also be limiting capacity in indoor spaces and on tours, as well as frequently sanitizing high-touch surfaces, in order to protect our visitors, volunteers, and staff. See the ‘Safety Guidelines and Requirements’ below for more information.
What are your current hours and tour times?
- Monday – our site is closed to all visitors (except for Memorial Day and Labor Day, when our grounds will be open!)
- Tuesday to Thursday – our grounds are open 10 am to 5 pm and all facilities are closed (including restrooms).
- Fridays & Saturdays – our grounds and Visitor Center are open 10 am to 5 pm.
- Sundays – our grounds and Visitor Center are open 12 pm to 5 pm.
- We are currently offering reservation-only guided tours at the following times: Friday & Saturday at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:00, and Sunday at 12:30, 2:00, and 3:30.
What is included on a guided tour?
- Due to ongoing preservation projects on site, the tour route may vary. Entrance to our historic buildings is not guaranteed, but rest assured that our guides will lead you on an exciting and educational exploration of the site!
How do I reserve a guided tour?
- Call us at (215) 946-0400 to speak to one of our staff members!
What is included on a self-guided tour?
- You are welcome to explore the grounds at your own pace, and if you want to learn more about our site’s history, you can dial into our recently updated cell phone tour at various info points across the grounds! A map of the site and the orientation for our cell phone tour can be found behind the Visitor Center.
- PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, we are open for grounds visitation only, which means that visitors will not have access to our Visitor Center or any other facilities, including restrooms. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, our facilities are open to visitors. On Mondays, our site is entirely closed.
What facilities & spaces will be open in the Visitor Center? Will I be able to view the orientation video?
- On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the orientation video will be shown with reduced capacity and socially-distanced seating, and our restrooms, gift shop, and ‘Seed of a Nation’ exhibit will be open with reduced capacity.
Will there be historic trade demonstrations or other public programs?
- During the first stage of our reopening, we will not be hosting historic trade demonstrations or other public programs; please continue to check our website or call us for updates as we expand our operations!
Safety Guidelines and Requirements
As we reopen to the public, operations will be adjusted to provide a safer environment for the staff, volunteers, and our guests as we strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Before your visit, please read through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission safety guidelines:
Face Mask Required
All visitors, volunteers, and staff must wear a face mask when entering and while visiting our sites or when near others on the grounds. Face masks have been shown to effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19, so for our safety and that of our visitors, anyone not willing to wear masks will not be admitted.
Social Distancing Required
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors, volunteers, and staff must practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from anyone not in your household. Wearing a face mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
To ensure social distancing and keep visitors and our staff safe, we are reducing the capacity of visitors at our sites and museums in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
Visitors must wash or sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer as they begin their visit at the site’s visitor center and/or house museum. They should do so again before leaving. Hand sanitizer will be available at all of our facilities.
Visit Later If You Have Symptoms
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or loss of taste) should refrain from visiting until they are symptom-free. We will welcome you back at that time.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
“High touch” surfaces such as door handles, push plates, railings, switches, countertops, and benches will be disinfected frequently throughout the day. Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day depending on visitation levels.