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Pennsbury Manor

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Tetor22 wrote a review Mar 2020
Southampton, Pennsylvania308 contributions48 helpful votes
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Step back into the late 1600's at the Manor House of William Penn, along the Delaware River. Tour begins at the modern Visitor Center. Inside, there is a theater showing a short film about the beginning of Pennsylvania and William Penn. A small museum and gift shop are also in the Visitor Center. On display are artifacts found through excavation, which are proof of the Lenape Indians and the Penn Family presence. There are about 10 out buildings surrounding the main Manor House, which depict life on the plantation. A blacksmith, cook house, boat house, brewery and stable house live animals and presenters dressed in Colonial costumes. On site, there are a number of special outdoor gardens; such as the Kitchen Garden and Bee-Keeping Garden. Walk onto Penn's front lawn to see the rushing Delaware River and the Manor's beautiful landscaping, designed by Penn himself. All of the volunteers and presenters were well-informed, eager to share stories and handsomely dressed in their period garb. We completely enjoyed our experience and visit to Pennsbury Manor. About three hours are needed to take it all in. Parking is ample and free of charge. On most days, there is a modest charge for admission; and some days are free for everyone. Special events are scheduled throughout the year - such as Historic Trades, Animals at Pennsbury, Tall Tales and Brewing in Colonial times.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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history44 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Have wanted to try their Holly nites for years. Finally got to it this year. Pennsbury Manor is the rebuilt home of William Penn, the founder of PA. They take you thru a Christmas celebration for Holly Nites. Various singers and singing groups were available for us to enjoy - beautiful. Candles in bags lit the pathways as we travelled around the site. Staff and volunteers provided commentary in the various buildings about life in the 1700's. The nite was a bit chilly; but we were well dressed for being outside most of the time. We have visited Pennsbury at other times during the year and have enjoyed the beauty and historical aspects of the museum.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MareJYK wrote a review Oct 2019
Doylestown, Pennsylvania33 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a very nice tour with Kelly and enjoyed the house and outbuildings that they have gone to great lengths to try to simulate what might have originally been there. Go and sit by the river which is wide and glorious. It is easy to see why Penn chose this spot in all of Pennsylvania.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IslandHopper2020 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania18 contributions15 helpful votes
A group of three of us wanted to do an escape room and found this one in the Metro Paper. We have done them before and thought that the description of this one sounded interest. It stated it was interactive. We thought that's different and decided to go. I dont know what to call this but it definitely was not an escape room in the normal sense. It was very confusing didnt make sense, an all together mess. They had us walk through the woods to get to the witches house. Which I thought was cool but it went down hill from there. The clues didnt maken sense. The acts popping in and out was a distraction and didnt help with any clues. And there was no escape. After you figure out some riddles they walked you back to where you staryed and said this is your porthole back to the future Your free Everyone just looked at each other The group was a total of ten. And we all were baffled. Take my true advice . Dont waste your time or money
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ricmar60 wrote a review Sep 2019
PA1,011 contributions277 helpful votes
The tour starts off with a 15 minute orientation video which was good. The tour of the house was very interesting. The house is a reconstruction. Our guide was very informative. The visitors center has an exhibit with a lot of information about William Penn. There are animals on site as well as gardens. Plan to spend 2-3 hours. Not too far away is the town of Bristol which made for a good lunch stop.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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