Pennsbury Manor - Front view - 1950's

Pennsbury Manor in the 1950’s

Black and White photographs from the 1950’s of Pennsbury Manor, the home of William Penn.The current manor house is a reconstruction of the original 

Pennsbury Manor was the Home of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.  The manor is located on 43 acres of land in Morrisville. The original size of the estate was 8000 acres. 

The current building is not the original building. It is a reconstruction based on archaeological evidence and contemporary accounts that began in 1939. A detailed history of the reconstruction is available at the National Parks Service site

Below is a frontal view of the current manor house from the 1950’s

Below is a broader view of the back of the manor house and some of the outbuildings. None of the buildings are original. The original house dated back to 1682 and fell to ruin in the early 1700’s

 

The gardens and the Delaware River are shown here. For more details and visitor information, visit the Pennsbury Manor site. Note that as of August 2020, they are indefinitely closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Pennsbury Manor is located at 400 Pennsbury Manor Road in Morrisville, PA 19067

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