400 Pennsbury Memorial Road
Morrisville, PA 19067
(215) 946-0400

The Manor

The Life and Times of William Penn

Born in 1644 and died in 1718, William Penn’s lifetime spanned major historic events in Europe and America. The unsettled times in which he lived shaped his beliefs and inspired his vision for a new kind of colony in America. 

Pennsbury Through the Years

In the summer of 1682, William Penn’s cousin, William Markham purchased the area which became Pennsbury Manor.  He chose well. Located on a bend on the Delaware River, Pennsbury Manor was Penn’s beloved country retreat. 

Penn’s Dream Home

William Penn loved his beautiful home but was only able to live here for a few years. Originally built in 1683, his home fell into neglect and ruin.  Renewed interest in the importance of William Penn to American history led to its reconstruction in the 1930s.   

People at Pennsbury

William Penn welcomed many visitors to Pennsbury. Penn needed settlers with many different skills to help his new colony succeed.  Thousands came to Pennsylvania, which quickly became America’s most diverse colony. 

Upcoming Events

Sun May 8

Living History Theater & Sheep Shearing Demonstration

Tea & Gossip: The Penn’s are having a tea party and have invited some of the most interes... read more

Sun May 15

Open Hearth Cooking

Dinner for William Penn: Cooks will be preparing a complete seasonal dinner as if to be served to Wi... read more

Sun May 22

Beer Brewing Demonstration & Spring in Pennsbury's Garden

Meet our gardeners and learn what’s happening this spring in the Kitchen Garden. Wander over to th... read more

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