Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pennsbury Manor

Our recent Traveling Herb Seminar #75 took us to Buck's County PA and included a visit to Pennsbury Manor, the rebuilt country home of William Penn, the founder of our state. Although Penn did not live many years in this 17th Century home it does give a great glimpse into the lifestyle of the past. These outbuildings of the country home of William Penn include washing buildings, stables for animals, a country kitchen, wood shed and a large room for making ale. Shown here, a small corner of the very large country kitchen which would have been in constant use to prepare stores for the winter, complete with a great collection of wooden and stone mortar and pestles for grinding the herbs. The informative docents dressed in period fashions
and guided us through the grounds and the interior of the home.
Tomorrow we'll feature the herb gardens.

3 comments:

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh, can't wait to see the herb garden! We used to have a William Penn College in Fairfield, Iowa - wondering if he settled here later in life?? Donna

Angela McRae said...

Oh wow, this must have been a fun tour! With all the wonderful history in your state I am simply going to *have* to plan a trip soon!

Marilyn said...

William Penn was also a Quaker and a fascinating man. I would have loved visiting his farm. What a fun tour.