- Historic Sites
The recreated country home of William Penn provides a peaceful contrast to the hurry of modern American life.
Penn believed that life in the country was more wholesome than in the worldly atmoshphere of crowded cities. He built the three-story brick house on the banks of the Delaware River so that he could enjoy peace and seclusion in the country. The house was built in 1686, then fell into disrepair over the next two centuries, being rebuilt in 1938. Tours through the home shed light on the personal side of the man for whom Pennsylvania is named.