Pennsbury Manor is the only historic site in the country that relates specifically to William Penn and his impact on American history. All of our educational programs meet Pennsylvania history standards 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.
Call 215 946-0400 for reservations or information. We can not make reservations via email.
Download the Teacher’s Guide – Your Visit to Pennsbury Manor Packet.
School Tours: Students have a guided tour of the Manor House and outbuildings, and participate in a 30-minute hands-on-history activity. School tours are given rain or shine at 10:00 am and 11:30 am throughout the year. Reservations are required. The cost is $7.00 per student. Teachers and school staff are complimentary. Additional adults are $7.00 each.
Pennsbury By the Day: A “By the Day” program offers the teacher more options to design a program specifically for their students. Your school is the only school onsite that day. Students visit five locations. The first three locations are standard; a tour of the Manor House, chores in the Worker’s Cottage, and quill pen writing. Two other locations are selected by the teacher. Among those options are 17th century medicine, open hearth cooking demonstration, kitchen garden activity, a meet the animals program, and a scheduled time to visit to the exhibit. (Cost is $1,000 for up to 100 students. Each additional student is $10 each. One free adult admission (teachers, school staff, adult/parent chaperones) is given with every 10 students. Additional adults are $10 each.)
Pre-School Programs: Our pre-school programs are designed to meet the developmental needs of young children age four to six. Children get to experience the past through fun activities in an historic setting. Individual programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Registration is required. The cost is $6.00 per child. Teachers and school staff are complimentary. Additional adults are $6.00 each.
Special Event Days for Schools: On these special event days, visitors move at their own pace as they tour the Manor House and outbuildings, learn about everyday life in the 17th century, visit the animals, watch our craftspeople at work, and participate in a variety of hands-on-history activities. Each special event day also offers an activity unique to that day. Registration and pre-payment are required. The cost per student on any of our special event days is $8.00 per student. Teachers and school staff are complimentary. Additional adults are $8.00.
Pennsylvania Day (April 18, 2013) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
If it’s spring, it must be time for a spring tonic and making root beer in the Kitchen Garden!
Sheep Shearing Day (May 2, 2013) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a puppet show by Tuckers’ Tales and come watch our sheep get their annual haircuts!
William Penn Day (May 16, 2013) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trade furs, take a seat in our dugout canoe, and ask William Penn about his friendship with the Lenape!
Harvest Day (October 24, 2013) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mash some apples for pressing and help make cider the old-fashioned way!