In its annual celebration of Pennsylvania’s birthday, Pennsbury Manor is inviting everyone to a free day of fun. Enthusiasts can turn out Sunday, Mar. 10 to the historic site from 1 to 4 p.m. for a slew of unique activities.

A William Penn reenactor greets students. Photo courtesy Pennsbury Manor.

Held on the second Sunday of March, Charter Day is a time to appreciate Pennsylvania’s history. This year marks PA’s 338th birthday since King Charles II granted the charter to William Penn in 1681.

Entering the Manor’s grounds Sunday will transport guests back to the 17th century. A standard tour of the Manor House is just one option available to anyone.

People can also engage in a variety of demonstrations including blacksmithing, joinery, and beer brewing are just some highlights. Specialty cooks will, with dishes from the 17th-century abound, help explain open hearth cooking to people familiar with ovens and microwaves.

While the day is completely free, Pennsbury Manor does ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food item. The drive will help supply the Bucks County Housing Group’s Penndel Food Pantry.

Plus, anyone who brings one such item will get a 10% discount at the Museum store for the day. If someone feeling extra charitable brings 5 pounds of non-perishables, they will receive the same discount and a special, limited time gift.