Pennsbury Manor, 5 mi. s. on the Delaware River at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., was the country estate of William Penn. The 43-acre historic site contains reconstructed versions of a worker's cottage, a smokehouse, a bake-and-brew house, an icehouse, a blacksmith shop, stables and the 1683 manor house. Costumed guides conduct tours of the manor; the buildings display 17th- and 18th-century artifacts. William Penn: The Seed of a Nation includes artifacts, dioramas and activities. Farm animals and formal and kitchen gardens also can be seen.
Picnicking is permitted in the pavilion.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5, Mar.-Dec. Tours depart Tues.-Sat. at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30, Sun. at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, Mar.-Oct.; Tues.-Sat. at 11:30 and 1:30, Sun. at 12:30 and 2:30, Nov.-Dec. Rest of year by appointment. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.