Pennsbury Manor is the recreated home of William Penn (1644-1718), the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony, what would eventually become the state of Pennsylvania. Penn built the house in 1683-1686 and called it his home until 1701 (he was, however, not often there as he was working in Philadelphia). The house fell into disrepair by the 1730s and was eventually torn down. It was rebuilt in 1939 by the state of Pennsylvania and has been managed by the state historical commission. It is a state historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1969).
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